View Full Version : What TV's are these?


Dawg
12-29-2016, 09:14 PM
Watching two movies...One being "Twister" and the other being "8 Mile", I noticed both have an old TV in them. I've attached pics. Can anyone identify what brand and model they are?

Thanks.

consoleguy67
12-29-2016, 09:29 PM
The first set looks like a 60s Zenith.

Electronic M
12-29-2016, 09:43 PM
First is definitely early 60's zenith.

The roundy in the second pic looks like a truetone...IIRC I've seen it's sam's before...I'm amazed to see a color photo of that set I don't think I've seen one for sale or in a collector's hands since I got into TVs.

zenithfan1
12-29-2016, 09:46 PM
The first is a 1963 Zenith black and white with a superimposed picture. The second is a 1965ish color roundie but that dial is throwing me off. Never seen that before, may be modified as a prop set maybe? The bezel looks RCA inspired but I don't think it's an RCA set.

zenithfan1
12-29-2016, 09:48 PM
First is definitely early 60's zenith.

The roundy in the second pic looks like a truetone...IIRC I've seen it's sam's before...I'm amazed to see a color photo of that set I don't think I've seen one for sale or in a collector's hands since I got into TVs.

So the control panel is original? Looks weird lol

SpaceAge
12-29-2016, 10:39 PM
Here's a truetone in collector hands: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z8lrtnG8Fls

Dawg
01-01-2017, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the responses

I did a search on "1963 Zenith black and white". I came across this. It's a Zenith model K2735-2. It looks very similar to the TV as seen in the farmhouse in the opening of "Twister".

Pics were source from an "end of the line" YouTube clip...


https://youtu.be/7QiRXT8ZUrE

Carmine
01-07-2017, 06:31 AM
Huh, perhaps a reason to watch either of those stinkers.*

Too be fair, I have seen Twister. All the characters were so unlikable I was rooting for the Tornado. Live in Detroit, never saw 8 Mile, but from what I hear of it (and what I know of M&M) I would root for the Tornado in that one also.

Electronic M
01-07-2017, 11:04 AM
:lmao: :lmao:
I may have seen twister when my odometer was in the single digits, but frankly barely remember anything...I might root for the storm too in both films.
Never seen 8 mile...probably never will.

consoleguy67
01-07-2017, 02:12 PM
8 Mile. Isn't that how long M&M's career lasted?