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RCAZenith
04-22-2016, 06:24 PM
And you are from or around GA, let me know. I know of a rummage store in my hometown with ~15 TV sets ranging in vintage from 70s, 80s, and 90s. Next time I visit, I will post pics. I know of about 3 console sets at other locations and a couple of knob-tuned 70s tabletops that I could easily get my hands on. I also have a BPC Panasonic 35" or 36" with S-video inputs in my garage. It was struck by lightning. It does not work and it was not simply a blown fuse.


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TUD1
04-22-2016, 10:34 PM
Any metal cabinet Zenith hybrids?

RCAZenith
04-22-2016, 11:13 PM
None that I know of.


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rca2000
04-22-2016, 11:31 PM
How about direct address RCA sets--They do NOT have a power switch on the set--remote only

How about Admiral SS sets?

Or 1971-72 Sylvania sets?

Early 1970's Philco color sets?

Motorola made quasar color sets?

TUD1
04-23-2016, 12:02 AM
Yes! I forgot about those early 70's Sylvania's. I like those.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 02:24 AM
Honestly, it's been a while. There is a 60s or 70s RCA console at the old rummage store. It's actually in the furniture section. I will make an attempt to get by there tomorrow and snap some pictures of the inventory. I have a feeling that there would be some takers on that old RCA. There are also Knob tuned GE and Goldstar (or mabye Emerson) knob tuned sets.

There is one other console set from the 80s with the light grey phosphor on the screen. I haven't been there in a month, but you guys know that these things don't go quickly...


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jbattles
04-23-2016, 09:06 AM
what part of Georgia are you from? I live in Ellijay and grew in stone mountain.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 09:33 AM
what part of Georgia are you from? I live in Ellijay and grew in stone mountain.



I'm located Near Millegeville. Lived here my whole life except when I lived in Statesboro during college and my first job.

TUD1
04-23-2016, 09:35 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of these mythical TV's. :worthless

jbattles
04-23-2016, 11:40 AM
so your close to the lunny bin there ha ha kidding. my best friend was in a hunting in Montello. I have not been down that way in years. its good to have a fallow Georgia person on here too. if you ever at the rummage shop take some pictures, if they have something good I might drive down there for something. I don't really collect anything I am like zeno I get on here to remember the good old days when me and my pop had a shop in our home. I grew working on them and miss the good old days when you could make a good living repairing TV's. a good set I have not seen in years and liked I would drive down there for one.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 11:42 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of these mythical TV's. :worthless



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The RCA - being used as a simple peice of furniture. Price on it is $45.00 I'm not joking.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/60c6929cb2651368ed6d531e84d08248.jpg

Here is like ~20 sets, ~half BPC and half interesting. I will provide close ups on request.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 12:00 PM
Believe me now, boys? There is simply too much stuff there to keep to myself. This stuff has all sat almost a year (at least). It's not going anywhere unless the store closes or I win the lottery and build an addition onto my house.


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RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 12:05 PM
so your close to the lunny bin there ha ha kidding. my best friend was in a hunting in Montello. I have not been down that way in years. its good to have a fallow Georgia person on here too. if you ever at the rummage shop take some pictures, if they have something good I might drive down there for something. I don't really collect anything I am like zeno I get on here to remember the good old days when me and my pop had a shop in our home. I grew working on them and miss the good old days when you could make a good living repairing TV's. a good set I have not seen in years and liked I would drive down there for one.


They have several tvs id take home yesterday if I had the room. Makes me want a storage unit. I'm not a loony - just married.... Wait a minute, I must have been loony 😂😂😂

zeno
04-23-2016, 12:56 PM
The set on the empty cabinet may be one of the last GE's.
Funny how they started making good sets then closed down.
Same with Admiral. Make a great set for a few yrs then gone......
Other console looks NAPish. May be one of the last real Sylvanias to.

73 Zeno:smoke:

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 01:03 PM
The set on the empty cabinet may be one of the last GE's.

Funny how they started making good sets then closed down.

Same with Admiral. Make a great set for a few yrs then gone......

Other console looks NAPish. May be one of the last real Sylvanias to.



73 Zeno:smoke:



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This is indeed a GE Set. Manufactured December 83. This is a tabletop set mounted on a cabinet making it an upright console, I guess. It has an extensive jack panel

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Here is the model #

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The console has no brand information whatsoever. I can't tell what it is.

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Electronic M
04-23-2016, 01:26 PM
Is the top left table set a color Emerson? Could you get a close up and a measure of screen size? It seems to resemble one I had as a kid. If it is the same is there anyone that could get it to the ETF?

TUD1
04-23-2016, 01:36 PM
Electronic M, I have that Emerson set. It's a 13" I believe.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 02:05 PM
Electronic M, I have that Emerson set. It's a 13" I believe.



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It's a 13" Emerson.

jbattles
04-23-2016, 02:22 PM
the console on the bottom is a nec built cuitis mathis. The ge would be a nice set.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 02:24 PM
the console on the bottom is a nec built cuitis mathis. The ge would be a nice set.



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Huh. You were right.
I didn't see that until just then.

TUD1
04-23-2016, 02:27 PM
What's the set to the right of the Quasar in the picture above?

jbattles
04-23-2016, 02:35 PM
I would like to find a zenith set with the space phone. I loved that chassis I made a lot of money repairing them. a lot techs did not like them, but they were easy to fix and keep running just needed to know what to do them. of course the flat chassis zenith and the 4 tube hybrid. never was really a fan of the cc2 set. don't get me wrong great sets and if I found one and had a fork lift I would get it.

zeno your the ss admirals were great sets to I always like them and the hybrids. I wish I could find one myself, but I think they all went to scrap yard years ago.

jbattles
04-23-2016, 02:46 PM
i would get the ge and leave the Curtis Mathis there. nec built sets were not good. when i moved to Ellijay 18 years ago everyone just about had one and a lot of nec built big screens. the 25' sets just about had bad fly backs and you had to get them a place in Texas and if you put one in the crt would be just about toast or did not show that well. the big screens all of them had one ot two crts shot in them and each tube was about 300 for red, 300 for blue and green was 450. i guess the green was so much because it was in the middle and primary tube.

jbattles
04-23-2016, 02:55 PM
What's the set to the right of the Quasar in the picture above?

its a ge performance set b&w.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 03:25 PM
its a ge performance set b&w.



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Yep. It's a GE performance. Not sure if B&W or color.

Electronic M
04-23-2016, 07:26 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160423/597de8edb544268e1b781f57ea9382df.jpg

It's a 13" Emerson.

If someone could bring either of those 13" Emersons to the ETF meet I'd pay $25...I had the same model set (might have been a 15" version if such existed) as my first working bedroom TV as a kid, was reluctantly forced to give it up in a move, and would love to have another working example.

truetone36
04-23-2016, 09:22 PM
The GE Performance set is B/W.

RCAZenith
04-23-2016, 10:15 PM
If someone could bring either of those 13" Emersons to the ETF meet I'd pay $25...I had the same model set (might have been a 15" version if such existed) as my first working bedroom TV as a kid, was reluctantly forced to give it up in a move, and would love to have another working example.



Where is the ETF meet? And when? Keep in mind I'm located in central Georgia.

rca2000
04-23-2016, 10:26 PM
It is next weekend. Begains Saturday morning--but many of us will be ther eby friday evening. If you want to go...message steve Mcvoy NOW...he needs to know. it is in Hiliard ohio--near columbus ohio..

and if you DO bring those sets--bring that GE PM chassis set--i will give you 25 for it too..

TUD1
04-23-2016, 11:39 PM
I really wanted go go this year, but my lack of $$$ ruined that. Maybe next year.

RCAZenith
04-24-2016, 08:28 AM
It is next weekend. Begains Saturday morning--but many of us will be ther eby friday evening. If you want to go...message steve Mcvoy NOW...he needs to know. it is in Hiliard ohio--near columbus ohio..



and if you DO bring those sets--bring that GE PM chassis set--i will give you 25 for it too..



Sadly, there is just no way for me to make it there. It would be a 12+ hour drive for me and I would be in my pickup truck meaning your GE PM set would be at risk of getting waterlogged... I'm trying to get somebody local ish that can come pick it up from my house or meet me somewhere close.

rca2000
04-24-2016, 12:52 PM
THAT is one reason I have a VAN...rain does NOT matter--when I haul something...