View Full Version : Saved from the dump today! "Literally"


mr_fixer
11-06-2017, 02:44 PM
Hi All,
Had to take a falling apart pressed sawdust bookcase to the dump and i spy a 1976 RCA XL100 color "lugable" tv set lying on a mattress. The dumpman lets me take it home. I pop off the back and nothing looks burnt. I get it inside and plug it up and this happens. It is a model FA450F :banana:

TUD1
11-06-2017, 05:04 PM
Super NOOICE! Another one saved! :banana::thmbsp:

Jon A.
11-06-2017, 06:03 PM
Awesome! Right place, right time, dumpman much more reasonable than most, pretty hard to beat that.

KentTeffeteller
11-07-2017, 12:07 AM
Yes, another nice Real RCA gets saved. Older XL-100 sets were very good sets, nicely made in the USA, and built to make good pictures and last.

snelson903
11-07-2017, 01:34 AM
wow great save , iv been looking for a magnavox version of that set for years , the outside looked very similar to that one , the inside had removable boards like that to.my dad bought the 19" set in the 70's after the 25" console pooped out, they are all just gone now they were too easy to push into a dumpster back then . still hope to find one .

MadMan
11-07-2017, 02:13 AM
A meme is born.

http://videokarma.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=195851&d=1509997285

sampson159
11-07-2017, 10:03 AM
i have a barebones set from around 1974.no frills,just a 19 portable xl100.it has a like new picture on it but the cabinet looks like its had a rough go of it.rescued from the trashman approx 8 years ago.these were fine sets and really built to last.great save

maxhifi
11-07-2017, 01:04 PM
Very nice TV

zeno
11-07-2017, 08:01 PM
One of my favorite RCA sets. Better than the SCR sweep &
in line tube rigs.

Only a few common probs.
Shorted H out.
Cold joints at pin transformers ( top R of horz board)
Thermistor behind chassis & under CRT
Shorted regulator ( sends H freq off to hold down HV )

73 Zeno:smoke:
LFOD !

wa2ise
11-07-2017, 10:52 PM
I had one like that, CTC62 if I recall correctly.

kf4rca
11-08-2017, 08:14 AM
I'd become real good friends with that dumpman. Send him a Christmas card too.
I once had an interesting discussion with a thrift store employee. I told him that anything American made was collectible. He had a real strange look come over his face when he realized those jobs weren't coming back.

Findm-Keepm
11-08-2017, 10:05 AM
I had one like that, CTC62 if I recall correctly.

CTC62 was an ITR/SCR sweep set with a bonded yoke tube. This set looks to be a CTC60 - 19VETP22 with a standard yoke and HOT sweep.

mr_fixer
11-08-2017, 11:54 AM
CTC62 was an ITR/SCR sweep set with a bonded yoke tube. This set looks to be a CTC60 - 19VETP22 with a standard yoke and HOT sweep.

I checked inside and there is CTC76a printed on the chassis.
If anyone has a service manual for this set, i would like to get a copy just incase.

Sandy G
11-08-2017, 12:36 PM
I'd become real good friends with that dumpman. Send him a Christmas card too.
I once had an interesting discussion with a thrift store employee. I told him that anything American made was collectible. He had a real strange look come over his face when he realized those jobs weren't coming back.

I'd say find out which brand of Rotgut the guy likes,& then get him a reasonably big-sized bottle of same..

Dude111
11-10-2017, 05:14 PM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!