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B.Dagle
02-21-2017, 10:14 PM
I need a little help on this one! I have a 14" 1950's Emerson suitcase style portable TV. It appears that it is a model 1146. However, the only Emerson model 1146 schematic i can find, is for a console model made around 1956. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Kamakiri
02-22-2017, 10:52 AM
Let's see a picture of your set.....might jog the ol' memory banks :)

dieseljeep
02-22-2017, 11:43 AM
I need a little help on this one! I have a 14" 1950's Emerson suitcase style portable TV. It appears that it is a model 1146. However, the only Emerson model 1146 schematic i can find, is for a console model made around 1956. Any and all help would be appreciated.

I think, I have the same set and the same Sams. Mine has the 120333 chassis and is labeled Emerson AC-DC.
The chassis is about the same for all models, 14" to 21". It's a low B+ series string, with the only big difference being the tuners. :scratch2:

DavGoodlin
02-22-2017, 12:10 PM
I think, I have the same set and the same Sams. Mine has the 120333 chassis and is labeled Emerson AC-DC.
The chassis is about the same for all models, 14" to 21". It's a low B+ series string, with the only big difference being the tuners. :scratch2:

+1 I also have the 1146 in a beige tolex covering and yes the Sams seems to show only console models. I started a thread here about 3 years ago, still sitting on my bench partly recapped and with some minor issue. Another project stalled in favor of the money makers:sigh:

jr_tech
02-22-2017, 12:11 PM
Does it look like this? I have seen that set in tan, as well. Definitely AC/DC, simple half wave power supply... low voltage circuits.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1950-039-s-Emerson-1146-Red-AC-DC-Portable-Television-TV-amp-Radio-/371859393522?nma=true&si=VXHPU1g2a2livw2Ev%252FVf9rfu%252BEM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

jr

Electronic M
02-22-2017, 12:12 PM
Many makers (especially the cheaper ones) put the same chassis in various cabinets driving various CRT sizes...Sometimes the biggest screen they offered was driven by the same chassis as the smallest portable.

jr_tech
02-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Old thread here:

http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=262373

jr

Eric H
02-22-2017, 07:26 PM
I still have a chassis for one of these if you wind up needing anything made of unobtanium.

dieseljeep
02-22-2017, 09:20 PM
+1 I also have the 1146 in a beige tolex covering and yes the Sams seems to show only console models. I started a thread here about 3 years ago, still sitting on my bench partly recapped and with some minor issue. Another project stalled in favor of the money makers:sigh:

I recaped mine and installed a brand new Sylvania SS85 CRT. The original was totally flat.
It turned out great and really works well for an el-cheapo. :banana:

DavGoodlin
02-23-2017, 10:58 AM
I recaped mine and installed a brand new Sylvania SS85 CRT. The original was totally flat.
It turned out great and really works well for an el-cheapo. :banana:

That original tube in yours was a Dumont in the Early TV forum post that got bumped. Thanks for the encouragement, I should finish mine.

dieseljeep
02-23-2017, 11:36 AM
That original tube in yours was a Dumont in the Early TV forum post that got bumped. Thanks for the encouragement, I should finish mine.

When I got the set, it had a brightner on it and I think, someone rejuvenated it to death, probably with an old B&K. :sigh:

B.Dagle
02-23-2017, 04:25 PM
Thanks to everybody for the replies! This is the set:

http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=262373

I believe that this information will lead me to a solution and finding a schematic.

Thanks Again! Brendan