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SpaceAge
06-19-2017, 04:38 PM
A roundie at an upcoming estate sale. Should I try to get it?

http://imgur.com/MuSQOSR.jpg width="400"

Electronic M
06-19-2017, 05:04 PM
If the price jibes with the CRT/general condition, why not?

I know I've seen that TV mask before....I wanna say it's Curtis Mathes. If I'm right then it is an RCA clone in the TV section, and a respectable CM designed audio system.

Findm-Keepm
06-19-2017, 05:50 PM
If you can, grab those rabbit ears in the window too! Brass rods, no chrome. Great antenna - we used one for bench use until '80, when we got cable and used only the outdoor antenna for OTA checks of consoles.

WISCOJIM
06-19-2017, 07:51 PM
They must have been into radio/TV/hi-fi looking at the other stuff at that sale.

https://www.estatesales.net/CO/Denver/80212/1560885


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Tom S
06-19-2017, 08:12 PM
where is this at. If you don't I will if it's close. Damm I want a CM

WISCOJIM
06-19-2017, 08:16 PM
where is this at. If you don't I will if it's close. Damm I want a CM

The link to the sale is in the post just before yours.

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Jeffhs
06-19-2017, 10:46 PM
If the price jibes with the CRT/general condition, why not?

I know I've seen that TV mask before....I wanna say it's Curtis Mathes. If I'm right then it is an RCA clone in the TV section, and a respectable CM designed audio system.

I believe you are correct. It's not too noticeable in the photo, but there is a Curtis Mathes badge on the CRT mask, and the control panel layout all but screams C-M.

The rabbit ears antenna may not be worth anything, as I think one of the "ears" (VHF dipoles) are missing. :no: If the antenna is intact, however, with both ears, then by all means grab it when you pick up the TV. This type of indoor rabbit-ear antenna, which was made by Spico, is not terribly common these days (it dates to at least the early 1950s), so if you can find one it will be a nice piece of TV history.

SpaceAge
06-19-2017, 11:00 PM
Ok, I'll see what I can do...

oldtvman
06-20-2017, 01:11 PM
I bought one just like that in Indianapolis, like Sears it's a cheap version of the RCA ctc 15. It has a plastic bezel around the crt vs. Metal used by Rca and Magnavox, my guess is the set was built by Wells-Gardner.

DavGoodlin
06-20-2017, 04:51 PM
The console radio is a 1937 Philco 37-650 but its in such shape that $20 would be high