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benman94
05-19-2017, 07:13 PM
I cut a deal with Harry Poster for this set, and have arranged to have it picked up (thanks Nick!)

Does anyone know for sure if this is just a 630 type chassis modified to drive a 15AP4?

Ugly little thing, but it looked so forlorn on Harry's website... and I like ugly duckling sets.

https://thumb.ibb.co/mM7VQv/20170519_190449.jpg (https://ibb.co/mM7VQv) https://thumb.ibb.co/gvjAQv/20170519_190402.jpg (https://ibb.co/gvjAQv) https://thumb.ibb.co/g8Pc5v/20170519_190234.jpg (https://ibb.co/g8Pc5v)

Phil Nelson
05-19-2017, 07:52 PM
Just when you thought you'd seen everything . . . .

Very unusual.

Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios
http://antiqueradio.org/index.html

WISCOJIM
05-19-2017, 07:56 PM
The only thing I can find for Federal Video is from Riders Volume 3 which shows an unreadable schematic (for models 209, 309, 409, and ch. 31) and a message at the bottom of the page reading

"For Service Data: See RCA Model 630TS, TV1 Page 1-76".

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benman94
05-19-2017, 08:03 PM
I've wanted an Oriental cabinet set to watch WWII propaganda cartoons on.

"Tokio Jokio" would look great on the Federal Video set... :stupid:

https://youtu.be/sy9rGAO-qfc

miniman82
05-21-2017, 06:05 PM
Hope you don't mind but I took the liberty of testing the CRT, it reads like new and even has that luminous stuff on the neck to tell you when the trap is correctly aligned. I believe it's original since the anode connection is that odd Dumont style button that snaps together, rather than a normal clip connection like I would have expected if it were something like a 16RP4 or whatever.

benman94
05-21-2017, 06:11 PM
Thank you Nick! That confirms that it is infact a 15DP4, and not a 15AP4. No ion burn :-)

Might make a nice daily driver.

Eric H
05-21-2017, 06:14 PM
I seem to recall there were two of those Federal sets on Harry's page, the other one was a darker color I think.

benman94
05-21-2017, 06:34 PM
Definitely 630 based as WISCOJIM found in Rider's. The 630 type is my absolute favorite B/W chassis. Only RCA's direct coupled video sets for the 16AP4 and 17 inch tubes were superior in terms of image quality, if not in build quality.

https://preview.ibb.co/hTugXa/IMG_1129.jpg (https://ibb.co/dhP4kv)
upload photo internet (https://imgbb.com/)

M3-SRT8
05-22-2017, 10:37 AM
I've wanted an Oriental cabinet set to watch WWII propaganda cartoons on.

"Tokio Jokio" would look great on the Federal Video set... :stupid:

https://youtu.be/sy9rGAO-qfc

Yes. Now, yer talking. I would suggest "The Purple Heart" (1944) with Dana Andrews and the heartless Richard Loo.:smoke:

M3-SRT8
05-22-2017, 10:39 AM
Definitely 630 based as WISCOJIM found in Rider's. The 630 type is my absolute favorite B/W chassis. Only RCA's direct coupled video sets for the 16AP4 and 17 inch tubes were superior in terms of image quality, if not in build quality.

https://preview.ibb.co/hTugXa/IMG_1129.jpg (https://ibb.co/dhP4kv)
upload photo internet (https://imgbb.com/)

Looks more 721TS to me. Just one 5U4 on that chassis, unless one of them is pulled.:smoke:

benman94
05-23-2017, 01:16 PM
Yes. Now, yer talking. I would suggest "The Purple Heart" (1944) with Dana Andrews and the heartless Richard Loo.:smoke:

Anything with Dana Andrews is worth a watch. "The Best Years of Our Lives" is probably the greatest film of all time...

benman94
05-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Looks more 721TS to me. Just one 5U4 on that chassis, unless one of them is pulled.:smoke:

One of the 5U4s isn't visible. Chassis is way too wide to be a 721 clone; that's a 15 inch DuMont tube.

benman94
05-23-2017, 01:34 PM
I seem to recall there were two of those Federal sets on Harry's page, the other one was a darker color I think.

I think there were two, one in a mahogany with the same... interesting... paint job that this set has.

Celt
05-23-2017, 03:02 PM
Me wanna see the front!

benman94
05-23-2017, 05:30 PM
http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=241019

That thread has some pics of the mahagony version. It's hard to tell which is uglier :lmao:

M3-SRT8
05-23-2017, 10:00 PM
Anything with Dana Andrews is worth a watch. "The Best Years of Our Lives" is probably the greatest film of all time...

Yes. That's a good one. Still holds up well to this day.

Richard Loo is the menacing Jap(anese) in "The Purple Heart."

We can't say that any more.:smoke:

Eric H
05-23-2017, 11:30 PM
In the picture in post #8, what is the metal box thing next to the HV cage? is it a pedestal for the yoke?

decojoe67
05-24-2017, 05:31 AM
Anything with Dana Andrews is worth a watch. "The Best Years of Our Lives" is probably the greatest film of all time...
Also Dana'a Film Noir films like "Laura" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends". Classics.

M3-SRT8
06-19-2017, 10:11 PM
http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=241019

That thread has some pics of the mahagony version. It's hard to tell which is uglier :lmao:

It's less ugly in mahogany.:smoke: