View Full Version : Any Idea What Make/Model TV This Is?


Crist Rigott
02-28-2016, 07:19 PM
Any idea?

The ad says his dad built the TV.

Seller wants $50.

MRX37
02-28-2016, 07:56 PM
His dad "built" it?

Heathkit?

Olorin67
02-28-2016, 08:10 PM
Could be one of the later 630 chassis kits from the 50s

Crist Rigott
02-28-2016, 08:59 PM
I'm thinking that maybe his dad pulled the chassis from a console and made the table top cabinet?

Also does the round yoke disconnect look familiar to a certain make?

Username1
02-28-2016, 10:51 PM
I've seen that speaker cutout before..... I wanna say I saw it on a RCA.....

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Eric H
02-28-2016, 11:05 PM
I've seen that speaker cutout before..... I wanna say I saw it on a RCA.....

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Admiral, from one on ebay, though it looks nothing like this set otherwise:


http://videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=190114&stc=1&d=1456718705

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-1950s-11-Admiral-Black-White-Retro-Tube-Television-Set-NR-yqz-/231851101634

Username1
02-28-2016, 11:08 PM
Yah, this is the set I was thinking of.... The ad had more pictures, and I may be
wrong, but you guys have seen more of these than I have....

http://videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=263557

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Crist Rigott
02-28-2016, 11:57 PM
Yeah, I thought I saw the speaker cutout too. Thanks for the link.

Here's another Admiral that has the same cutout.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Vtg-Admiral-Tube-Television-Table-Top-Console-Model-21EP4-Wood-Cabinet-TV-/251959738051?nma=true&si=yuV4X06gdJDAQa5tvJDhMqamcag%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Also I saw this picture of a 1954 Admiral from TVHistory website.

Crist Rigott
02-28-2016, 11:58 PM
He might have used an Admiral cabinet but who made the chassis? It doesn't look like an Admiral.

truetone36
03-01-2016, 12:00 AM
From the CRT bezel, I'm inclined to think it may be a Capehart chassis.

rpm1200
03-01-2016, 01:18 PM
I have this Consumer Reports from June 1954 where they reviewed a couple of "Custom Chassis" TV sets. They were sold as something that could be built in to custom furniture. Maybe this was something similar that the "builder" made a custom cabinet for?

The reviewed sets were the Tech-Master 2430 (they said it was equivalent to an RCA 630) and the Craftsmen C200 series (C210V, C210P, 224R and C450). You provided the cabinet and picture tube. The Craftsmen did not come with a speaker, the Tech-Master did.

Eric H
03-01-2016, 02:54 PM
Remote control? I guess having the chassis located 20 feet away is the remote control?
They beat the Predicta Tandem by five years on that one.

That top CRT is pretty squared off for 1954.

Crist Rigott
03-01-2016, 04:10 PM
I'm not sure it was a custom chassis from any of the 2 pictures. The TV we are trying to identify has 4 small controls between 2 large controls on the front.

I'm trying to get some more pics of the chassis and any identifying markings. More to come.

Electronic M
03-01-2016, 04:30 PM
Remote control? I guess having the chassis located 20 feet away is the remote control?
They beat the Predicta Tandem by five years on that one.

That top CRT is pretty squared off for 1954.

That remotely placed chassis as remote idea is older than that. I've seen late 40's-early 50's electronics mags with articles on custom sets like that, as well as ones where only part of the chassis was placed remotely (safer than running xx' of HV wire).

rpm1200
03-02-2016, 08:53 AM
I'm not sure it was a custom chassis from any of the 2 pictures. The TV we are trying to identify has 4 small controls between 2 large controls on the front.

I'm trying to get some more pics of the chassis and any identifying markings. More to come.

Yeah, you're right on that, but maybe there were other manufacturers doing the same thing with other chassis? Or maybe it's from a newer model year?

Crist Rigott
03-03-2016, 10:43 AM
The seller sent me some more pictures but I'm not sure they will help with identifying the chassis.

Eric H
03-03-2016, 11:47 AM
It would have been interesting to see the label on the CRT.

If you look closely you can see this set has remote control, the motor is visible, probably a wired remote but still interesting.

My guess is one of the kits available back then, possibly installed in an Admiral cabinet.

Crist Rigott
03-03-2016, 01:25 PM
It would have been interesting to see the label on the CRT.

If you look closely you can see this set has remote control, the motor is visible, probably a wired remote but still interesting.

My guess is one of the kits available back then, possibly installed in an Admiral cabinet.

The remote control would explain the little black square on the lower right hand side.

Yeah, I wish he's taken better pictures of the chassis. My guess I'm going to have to go over there to see this thing first hand.