View Full Version : Early 50's set at a sale. ID?


TUD1
02-08-2017, 11:38 PM
Why don't they ever open the doors???

Eric H
02-08-2017, 11:51 PM
It looks like an RCA, possibly a 16" model.

Eric H
02-08-2017, 11:53 PM
Or maybe this 17" rectangular mode from 1952.

http://www.tvhistory.tv/1952-RCA-7T122-17in.JPG

TUD1
02-08-2017, 11:54 PM
That's what I was thinking. If you look really close and use some imagination, you can see the RCA VICTOR words on the top in between the doors. Should I make an effort to get it? I have the exact model in the picture. It's a KCS-47.

Just checked the rest of the ad and found another mystery set. Again with doors. No clue what it is.

decojoe67
02-09-2017, 10:14 AM
The majority of console/combo TV's made after 1950 have rather boxy dull designs with the CRT and mask making up for most of the frontal design. They're the least desirable vintage TV's of them all. Having said that, if you can one cheaply, they make for very enjoyable sets to use and enjoy. I would say you shouldn't pay more than $50 for a nice complete example.
Exceptions are round screen Zenith's and early color sets.

Findm-Keepm
02-09-2017, 10:34 AM
That's what I was thinking. If you look really close and use some imagination, you can see the RCA VICTOR words on the top in between the doors. Should I make an effort to get it? I have the exact model in the picture. It's a KCS-47.

Just checked the rest of the ad and found another mystery set. Again with doors. No clue what it is.

It's either a KCS 29 or 47, worth getting.

No clue on the other.

arvebe1248
02-09-2017, 05:10 PM
I think that second set was the captain of the all ugly team

benman94
02-09-2017, 06:36 PM
The KCS-47 chassis is a DOG. I've parted a couple out and won't waste time on one now.

Eric H
02-09-2017, 09:32 PM
If it happens to be a 16" round tube, either a 16GP4 or 16AP4, then it would be worth getting for the tube, both of those are used in the more desirable Zenith Porthole.

MadMan
02-09-2017, 10:32 PM
THIS ONE (http://videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=193727&d=1486616262) is literally the exact same one that I have. Except mine's been butchered, and the pic tube is dead. The chassis is in marvellously good, untouched condition, though. :/ I'd really like to find me one with a good cabinet, good tube, and bad or missing chassis. That would be awesome, but highly improbable.