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VA561
07-06-2016, 08:58 PM
I'm having a difficult time getting any info on my new acquisition, a 1966 RCA color set, model GH 759 F. Any info on this set would be appreciated. Google had nothing. Its a french provincial style cabinet. The lady I bought it from is 93yrs old and took very good care of it. The crt was replaced in the 80s and the cabinet is in beautiful shape.

Betamax
07-06-2016, 09:11 PM
This maybe an RCA Victor CTC-25 chassis 23 inch color TV. 23 inch non-black matrix CRT.

tom.j.fla
07-06-2016, 09:32 PM
Dropping the last letter from the model number, came up with SAMS #879-3 which also is the set and folder number for a CTC-25 chassis. All the best, Tom

matt99
07-06-2016, 09:37 PM
I predict a mod will move this thread to rectangular screen section :smoke:

Eric H
07-06-2016, 09:56 PM
I predict a mod will move this thread to rectangular screen section :smoke:


And done.

jstout66
07-07-2016, 04:23 PM
that's a nice set! Does it work?

miniman82
07-07-2016, 06:08 PM
Larry, you need a bigger house now. lol

VA561
07-07-2016, 07:11 PM
The set has a beautiful picture!

VA561
07-07-2016, 07:14 PM
that's a nice set! Does it work?

The set has a beautiful picture. I was watching a color Ed Sullivan show last night with original commercials. It was really nice.

VA561
07-07-2016, 07:18 PM
Larry, you need a bigger house now. lol

Your right Nick. I couldn't take up stamp or matchbook collecting! It just happened to be console tvs. Oh well.

truetone36
07-10-2016, 04:19 PM
Start stocking up on 6GH8A's.

Betamax
07-10-2016, 09:14 PM
You have Ed Sullivan in color with original commercials:-) I have a very rare Sept. 10th, 1967 Ed Sullivan show in color with all the original commercials including the cigarette commercials and the CBS Presents This Program In Color opening at the start. Red Skelton is on this show. Excellent quality:-)

VA561
07-11-2016, 10:39 AM
You have Ed Sullivan in color with original commercials:-) I have a very rare Sept. 10th, 1967 Ed Sullivan show in color with all the original commercials including the cigarette commercials and the CBS Presents This Program In Color opening at the start. Red Skelton is on this show. Excellent quality:-)

There is nothing like watching a show with the original commercials on a vintage tv! It just adds something to the experience.

consoleguy67
07-11-2016, 06:56 PM
The set has a beautiful picture!

Could we see it?

dieseljeep
07-11-2016, 08:55 PM
Start stocking up on 6GH8A's.

The CTC25 wasn't that hard on 6GH8's. It wasn't a 7 6GH8 chassis like some of the others. CTC19, 20, 24, 27, 31 and CTC38/39 had between 5 and seven of them. :scratch2:

VA561
07-11-2016, 10:46 PM
Could we see it?

Trust me, the cell phone camera doesn't do it justice. Not even close.

dieseljeep
07-12-2016, 11:11 AM
Trust me, the cell phone camera doesn't do it justice. Not even close.

The set was probably under contract with RCA Service Co.
They had the best technicians working for them. :thmbsp:

BigDavesTV
07-12-2016, 12:40 PM
Absolutely beautiful RCA Color rendition! Congratulations! As a teenager, in the 70's, I had an RCA CTC-25, nearly identical to this one, with it's original, and shot, 25AP22A CRT. I used to turn it on a few minutes before my program started, so the picture would brighten up enough to watch, in a nearly dark bedroom!

jstout66
07-13-2016, 03:51 PM
Looks great!!! The CTC-16 I bought years ago in Little Rock, AR. was an RCA Service Co serviced set. It even had a black matrix grade AA RCA picture tube installed in 1977.