View Full Version : Magnavox 1974? 19 inch cabinet set pickup


pendulum
02-03-2017, 07:01 PM
Today I found this 19 inch console style color set at an estate sale in Redford, a suburb of Detroit. I honestly really have no interest in solid state tvs, but I though this was a somewhat unusual set and I rarely see anything of this vintage that is less than a 23 or 25 inch set. I am assuming it is a 1974 model because the crt is from early 1974. While it may be solid state, it sure weighs as much as a tube set! I attempted a powerup of the set and got static, but no high voltage of any kind. I really have no experience with solid state tvs, but I know triplers and or high voltage transistors are parts that may fail. Along with the set I found some paperwork of past servicings, the manual along with the dealer's card, and a channel guide for cable that was purchase in 1981. The set has vertical and horizontal chassis, with mostly modular parts. As you maybe saw from the photos, the crt has a burn spot in the center, perhaps the result of whatever killed the high voltage. If this set can be fixed fairly easily I may hold on to it, otherwise I may hold on to it until someone else expresses interest in it.

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zeno
02-06-2017, 11:57 AM
These are usually very easy to get going. All needed is
a meter. Often ends up being a cold joint. Few survived as
they wernt common at the time.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

dieseljeep
02-06-2017, 01:05 PM
These are usually very easy to get going. All needed is
a meter. Often ends up being a cold joint. Few survived as
they wernt common at the time.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

If there was more of them around, they'd be calling them a salesmans sample. :D

Jon A.
02-06-2017, 07:39 PM
That's a neat little set. It's the oldest 19V inline set I've seen. It just occurred to me that it may be a pedestal mount set; Zenith made a similar one. Any attaching points underneath?

Hm, a T987 chassis, hadn't heard of that one. I think Magnavox started using the T991 in their 19V sets the following year, perhaps even later that year.

zeno
02-06-2017, 07:49 PM
There were tons of T991 & T809's built. Maggy still had
a 19" hybrid when this was new. Usually the T987 was seen
in a plastic cabinet. The hybrid was a real POS.
BTW CRT is the bonded RCA.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

dieseljeep
02-07-2017, 12:39 PM
There were tons of T991 & T809's built. Maggy still had
a 19" hybrid when this was new. Usually the T987 was seen
in a plastic cabinet. The hybrid was a real POS.
BTW CRT is the bonded RCA.

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !
I'll bet the owners of the hybrid set agreed, "What a difference owning a Magnavox". :D

holmesuser01
02-12-2017, 10:01 AM
We saw several of these little sets. Most of them sat on a base that matched the cabinet.

I worked on several of the earlier hybrid versions of this set. Bad soldering was common.

I had one of my own that I ran for 15 years with one tripler replacement. It was my last Magnavox set. Turned it on one day, heard a quick horizontal squeal that sounded like it was dragging down, and saw smoke. Wasn't the tripler, and it smoked when I tried bringing it up on the variac. The bonded yoke was shorted. Didn't want to spring for a new CRT, so...