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I like the Hot "N" Kold dept. store 1957 ads featuring the Westinghouse color sets heavily discounted. I assume these were the 22" rectangular Westy's on close out.

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That's what I assumed at first, but when was the 22 incher introduced? The advertisement is from February 1957. I kind of assumed it would have to have been an earlier Westy. Weren't the 22 inchers introduced in 1957?
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I thought the 22" rectangular Westinghouse tubes were only developmental and not introduced commercially? Wouldn't these remaindered sets much more likely be 15 inch sets that had languished unsold?
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Weren't the 22 inchers introduced in 1957?
And discontinued in 1957 as well. The 1958 model had a 21CYP22. Sams #357 for the rectangular version is dated 5-57.

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I thought the 22" rectangular Westinghouse tubes were only developmental and not introduced commercially? Wouldn't these remaindered sets much more likely be 15 inch sets that had languished unsold?
I'm inclined to agree with Wayne; the set in question was more than likely a 15 incher.
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And discontinued in 1957 as well. The 1958 model had a 21CYP22. Sams #357 for the rectangular version is dated 5-57.

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That makes it extremely unlikely that the set in the Hot N Kold advertisement was a 22 inch model. I can't imagine Westinghouse introducing the 22 incher and then withdrawing it, all by February of 1957.
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That makes it extremely unlikely that the set in the Hot N Kold advertisement was a 22 inch model. I can't imagine Westinghouse introducing the 22 incher and then withdrawing it, all by February of 1957.
Ben, This ad from the Dec. 11, 1956 Look Magazine. The Westinghouse 22" color receiver was introduced in late 1956. It quickly proved to have problems w/the edge convergence. The set was pulled from production and replaced w/a traditional RCA type 21" round picture tube. It certainly could have been a dept. store close out in early 1957. How the store or Westinghouse handled the warranty problems may be lost to history.

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Ben, This ad from the Dec. 11, 1956 Look Magazine. The Westinghouse 22" color receiver was introduced in late 1956. It quickly proved to have problems w/the edge convergence. The set was pulled from production and replaced w/a traditional RCA type 21" round picture tube. It certainly could have been a dept. store close out in early 1957. How the store or Westinghouse handled the warranty problems may be lost to history.

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Thanks Steve,
I didn't realize the Westinghouse rectangular set was available in 1956. What set Hot N Kold had for sale we'll probably never know, but it could easily have been a 15 incher, 19 incher, or 22 inch rectangular set. Either way, I'd like to go back to February of 1957 and buy it.
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Ditto on the thanks to Steve. I don't think I ever saw this ad, and obviously didn't recall the 22 inch history correctly.
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Excellent work putting all that together. I once saw a reprint of an announcement from 1954 stating that a color set would be on display at the local Westinghouse dealer. This being a rural area I have to wonder, where did it go? Certainly there would have been others, & could one still being hiding in my backyard somewhere?
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