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EdKozk2
05-26-2017, 09:35 PM
My son spotted this on CL last night. We picked it up this afternoon near Fox Lake, IL. It uses the TS-16A chassis and a 16AP4. Sams' folder 93-7.

EdKozk2
05-26-2017, 09:44 PM
More pictures. The cabinet is wider and taller than my Dumont RA-109 A3 Sherbrooke, but not as heavy.

EdKozk2
05-27-2017, 03:39 PM
These are the pictures the CL lister emailed me of this set before I picked it up. They were taken before the set was put in storage for awhile. The left upper door hinge and cabinet hadn't been damaged yet. Last picture is from an old 1949 Motorola advertisement.

bandersen
05-27-2017, 04:42 PM
Great find! I like the color and design a lot. The chassis reminds me of the 19K1 I work on a few years ago: http://www.videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=248133

Tim
05-27-2017, 04:45 PM
I imagine not many of these survive. Motorola also had a 19" version of the set. Model 19F1 the "Gainsborough". Same cabinet style but possibly even larger.

Eric H
05-27-2017, 06:28 PM
The date code stamped on the base of the CRT means it was probably replaced at some point, hopefully still good.

Electronic M
05-28-2017, 02:04 AM
Nice score, Ed!

That is one of the classier looking 50's combos.

EdKozk2
05-28-2017, 12:02 PM
The date code stamped on the base of the CRT means it was probably replaced at some point, hopefully still good.
I hope the CRT is OK also. The craigslist ad stated " everything works". The HS-211 AM/FM/phono chassis has it's own power transformer with a 6V6 P-P output.

EdKozk2
05-29-2017, 12:33 AM
Took a chance after testing the power transformer AC voltages today. I slowly powered up the set with the two 5U4 rectifiers and a new 1/4 amp fuse in the horizontal circuit. I got a fairly bright horizontal line across the screen. At least I now know the CRT is usable. The vertical was trying expand but,it looks like that won't happen till I do the recap. This set does not use a vertical output transformer, direct drive to the vertical deflection coils.