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Old 12-19-2016, 01:23 PM
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Big Dave.

I think the CTC-7 "Sanford" model is one of the most beautiful 50's era color sets. It's compact consolette style with the louvre grill work below the screen was a perfect size for the average home. I hope you have the legs or can, at least, find replacements to complete this set.

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Old 12-19-2016, 01:28 PM
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I absolutely loved the one I bought at ETF two years ago, but my wife ended up losing her job two months later, so off it went to another home
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:28 PM
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Thanks, Steve D. I do have it's legs, these pictures were taken right after I unloaded it from my pickup, before I cleaned it up, or did anything to it. The top of the set and really the whole thing, looked great after a good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap and warm water! The set came from it's original home, near a lake, but had been re-located to the walk-out basement, for years, after they got something newer for the Living Room. I got it basically working, then stopped, to wait for a CRT, before re-capping. About a year and a half later, I was able to do some "Horse Trading" and secure a good, original, used 21CYP22, I was glad, because I really didn't want to convert to 21FBP, in that set. So now, I have the CRT, I can soon begin the re-capping, then install and set up the replacement CRT. Hopefully, it will be one of this winter's "finished" projects, within the next few months!
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:54 PM
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Big Dave,

That's good news re: the legs.
Look forward to your progress reports on the Sanford. I had a chance to obtain this model which belonged to my long time friend, TV historian and collector, Ed Reitan.
After his passing, I and several others were cleaning out his collection, much of which went to the ETF. His CTC-7 Sanford sat against the wall and was mine if I wanted it. I had absolutely no room for it. I can't recall where it wound up. Perhaps at the ETF auction. Attached is a photo I snapped of the set as we were trying to inventory all of Ed's TV related items.

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Old 12-20-2016, 02:03 PM
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I was the one who bought it at the convention. It's in Buffalo. Due to my wife losing her job at the time, I sold it for what I paid to my buddy Ed, a local collector (VK name roundscreen)...who has it completely restored and working well
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:47 PM
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I was the one who bought it at the convention. It's in Buffalo. Due to my wife losing her job at the time, I sold it for what I paid to my buddy Ed, a local collector (VK name roundscreen)...who has it completely restored and working well
Tim,

Thanks for reminding me. My memory isn't what it used to be. In fact, I now recall removing the Sanford's legs and packing them in the shipping crate for transport to Ohio. Wishing you and certainly your wife all the best, during this difficult time, in the new year.

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Old 12-20-2016, 09:54 PM
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Here's my 1959 RCA CTC9 Kenbridge. It's still not restored yet but will be by this coming summer. I found a like new remote control for it recently.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:24 PM
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Someone sent me a message asking what model my CTC-5 is, and now I can't find the message.

It's a 21CT7885, Westcott (Super chassis) with mahogany finish.

The failed 21AXP22 that was in it, which had gone to air and turned out to have a leak in an unknown location after Scotty regunned it, was a replacement installed in 1962 according to a sticker on the back of the receiver. The leak was later found to be at a ding in the faceplate weld, by use of the helium leak detector at the ETF meeting a few years ago. The tube, which had to be necked to use the leak detector and was donated by me as a guinea pig to test the technique, is still at ETF, with hopes it can someday be both regunned and sealed.
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Here is my RCA late 1954 21CT55 CTC2B tuned in to the Rose Bowl Parade Jan 2, 2017
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Just acquired yesterday after a 700 mile round trip to California. My first '50s roundie

CTC5 The Chandler

Needs some light cabinet work. It looks better in person than in the pictures. I'm going to try to save the original finish. Missing the volume and brightness knobs, the high voltage cage cover (of course) and the back cover. Also needs a new "Deluxe" emblem on the front. Has the original 21AXP22 picture tube, which I have not yet tested.
Hi Volt,

About a year ago vintage TV collector & restorer Bob Galanter was offering
reproductions of the RCA "Deluxe" emblem. I've attached a photo of the one I purchased. Not sure if Bob still has any left. You can e-mail him at: Bob@antiquetvguy.com.

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Old 01-03-2017, 01:35 AM
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Here is my RCA late 1954 21CT55 CTC2B tuned in to the Rose Bowl Parade Jan 2, 2017
Walter really nice color on your 21CT55. Just wish you would take shots of the screen with the lights off or with light not shining on the screen. The glare ruins the contrast. Never the less, I can see you have great color rendition on your set.
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Old 01-03-2017, 01:47 AM
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Photos of 21CT55 with the lights off

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Walter really nice color on your 21CT55. Just wish you would take shots of the screen with the lights off or with light not shining on the screen. The glare ruins the contrast. Never the less, I can see you have great color rendition on your set.
I realized the problem and took some more with the lights off. It looks a lot better without the glare on the screen. They can be found at

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Old 01-03-2017, 01:51 AM
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I see them very nice.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:52 AM
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Looks better in-person.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:21 AM
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I know you sold them to me. LOL
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