View Full Version : Either of these TVs anything?


CoogarXR
07-28-2017, 01:51 PM
I spotted these two TVs in a garage (it was a garage sale, but they weren't part of the sale). I didn't see any brand info on the smaller one, and the larger one was buried and I couldn't get to it.

So from these dark, crappy pics, can you guys identify them?

jr_tech
07-28-2017, 05:38 PM
I think number 2 is a GE 14T2:

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/general_el_14t214_t.html

These early flat-sided rectangular CRT sets are fairly uncommon.

The other set looks like an upscale mid 50s RCA with the top center channel indicator sorta like this, but more likely 21 inch.
This is just a WAG!

http://www.tvhistory.tv/1956-RCA-24D655U.JPG

jr

StellarTV
07-28-2017, 09:34 PM
1st one looks like a Hoffman (Qu)Easy-Vision.

decojoe67
07-28-2017, 11:21 PM
If you got them for free, or close to it, it would be worth taking, otherwise nothing missed there.

CoogarXR
07-30-2017, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. That GE is definitely a match. The other one, I dunno, it has three "thingies" on the top-center of the glass. None of the suggested models have that.

Oh well, if nobody screamed "go back and get them!", I'll probably let them lay. It was a pretty musty place, they probably need serious work anyway. I just wanted to run 'em past you guys just in case there was a hidden gem.

Thanks again!

Bill Cahill
07-30-2017, 11:05 PM
Personally, I'd say both are worth getting. I think they are worth saving if not too much money.
Bill Cahill

dieseljeep
07-31-2017, 10:42 AM
Personally, I'd say both are worth getting. I think they are worth saving if not too much money.
Bill Cahill

The GE, looks like it's a little past redemption, the Hoffman has posibilities.
Maybe the CRT is usable in the GE, which doesn't look too promising. At least, save it for the parts and the knobs.

Steve D.
07-31-2017, 01:53 PM
Good call on the Hoffman. I brightened the photo and it is the Hoffman model pictured in my 2nd photo.

-Steve D.

CoogarXR
07-31-2017, 03:13 PM
Well, I'll be... That looks like it. I have never heard of Hoffman. Any good?

Steve D.
07-31-2017, 04:19 PM
Well, I'll be... That looks like it. I have never heard of Hoffman. Any good?

here's a brief history of Hoffman Electronics: https://www.tvhistory.tv/1950-59-HOFFMAN.htm

Bill Cahill
08-04-2017, 04:27 PM
The knobs, plastic center with door missing, definitely looks like a series string 16" GE to me.......
Bill Cahill

Bill Cahill
08-05-2017, 01:42 PM
If you got them for free, or close to it, it would be worth taking, otherwise nothing missed there.

I'd save them. They might even be fun to restore.

decojoe67
08-05-2017, 09:46 PM
I'd save them. They might even be fun to restore.Well that could be said of any old set found, but be aware it would be purely a labor of love. The value on mint working examples would be very low. Honestly, I would put that effort into something a little more interesting.

Bill Cahill
08-06-2017, 02:55 PM
I Understand. Two sets are a labor of love.
GE 10" bakelite railroad set.
RCA Victor 6T74.