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VA561
11-14-2016, 08:34 PM
I have an Rca color tv and I am trying to find a picture and info on the year the tv was made. Someone on Vk posted a 1967 Rca color catalog. My tv cabinet looks exactly like the "Chatillon " model execpt for the model number and the control panel. The '67 catalog calls this model GH-768. My set says GH-759 on the back panel. I think maybe a '66? Any help is appreciated.
http://www.mediafire.com/?4xztomjm1iy Also, my control panel says New Vista Color on the front.

andy
11-14-2016, 09:20 PM
It should be the same year as the GH-768 since the H is the year code.

Titan1a
11-14-2016, 11:04 PM
Ctc 23?

jstout66
11-15-2016, 08:27 AM
I'd say 66, altho could have been sold in the 67 line-up. It's a CTC-24

dieseljeep
11-15-2016, 11:09 AM
I'd say 66, altho could have been sold in the 67 line-up. It's a CTC-24

With the fancy cabinet, it's probably a CTC25, a better chassis. The 24 and 25 used the tuning scheme, where you pushed the channel selector knob to engage the fine tuner gears. The tuners were electronically different from chassis to chassis. :scratch2:

VA561
11-15-2016, 11:23 AM
I do have to push the channel selector knob in to fine tune the picture.

TUD1
11-15-2016, 11:43 AM
This cabinet started out as a CTC-21, but the next year it was switched to the CTC-25. They called it the Beauchamp.

dieseljeep
11-15-2016, 11:52 AM
This cabinet started out as a CTC-21, but the next year it was switched to the CTC-25. They called it the Beauchamp.
I have a CTC21 and it is a later model, 1968 model year. The tube compliment is slightly different. The TMA is a better design. :thmbsp:

Electronic M
11-15-2016, 12:06 PM
What does TMA stand for?

TUD1
11-15-2016, 12:34 PM
I have a CTC21 and it is a later model, 1968 model year. The tube compliment is slightly different. The TMA is a better design. :thmbsp:

Are you sure it's a CTC-21, or is it a CTC-30?

Findm-Keepm
11-15-2016, 12:58 PM
What does TMA stand for?

Tuner Mounting Assembly - RCA made a separate directory for TMAs. I have one. It lists all the parts (pots, tuner(s), gears, shafts, resistors, caps, screws, motors, switches, etc) on the tuner assembly and provides wiring data. Important if you only have the Sams - too many TMAs for one chassis, so Sams never bothered, or used the base model, and listed remote sets in a separate suffixed Sams folder.

The TMA directory is a rare animal - I've seen exactly two show up on eBay - both were snatched up, so at least two others here probably have the same directory. Mine goes to 70ish - I don't think it has XL100 sets in it.

VA561
11-15-2016, 02:22 PM
This cabinet started out as a CTC-21, but the next year it was switched to the CTC-25. They called it the Beauchamp.

Thank you so much for identifying the set. Its really nice to know the year of manufacture and the model name. I will try to find some advertising with that model name. Thanks again!

VA561
11-15-2016, 04:23 PM
One more question. Does the serial number tell you the month-year that the set rolled off the assembly line? The serial number is 24BDD9498.

TUD1
11-15-2016, 07:18 PM
One more question. Does the serial number tell you the month-year that the set rolled off the assembly line? The serial number is 24BDD9498.

Not quite sure about that, I'll ask my friend who is an RCA expert and I'll get back with you. Here is a TV similar to yours, but this one was a CTC-25 all along, whereas yours was a CTC-21 for the first year of that cabinet.
My friend said that the serial number has no known correlation to the date of manufacture, however, if the CRT is original, you can look at the date on its sticker.

TUD1
11-17-2016, 10:03 PM
Here is some advertising for the Beauchamp. All of these started out as CTC-21's, but they changed them to CTC-25's.

TUD1
11-17-2016, 10:04 PM
Moar.

TUD1
01-15-2017, 11:46 PM
I will be getting a Beauchamp just like the one pictured on February 18th. It's definitely one of my more favored RCA cabinets of this time period.