Our current collections
I am questioning if this should be in the BW forum.
Here's my current collection. I am only listing tube sets since I have few SS ones.
Andrea CVL-16. Restored.
Admiral 17" metal portable (50's). Just scored, not restored.
RCA 14" metal portable with UHF. Restored.
RCA 8" red personal portable. not restored.
Hallicrafters 16" console. SAMS 124. Mine uses a glass rectangular CRT. restoration in progress, but stalled due to lack of cash.
Sylvania 17P11. 17" metal portable. Restored, but needs some work. The PC board had lots of bad solder joints. There are a couple of balck beauty caps still there since I couldn't get replacements locally.
Philco 50T-1403. Not restored and in need of a CRT. Some idiot broke the tube as it sat at an antique flea market. It is also missing the tuner knob.
Philco 14 " metal portable. Did slow start, but found hack repairs. Will complete when I can get a print. The model number was gone and I found it from Tom Genova's site. An eSnipe listing confirmed it.
Stewart-Warner 12" round tabletop. Will get a proper resto. I did get it working before I figured out that a variac is a good thing (no, nothing hideous happened).
Zenith 21" metal tabletop. In my mother's basement. Worked but will get a proper restoration.
ROUND TUBE COLOR (all my sets use the 21FJP22)
RCA CTC-16. I corrected several hack repairs and scored a CRT socket not long ago. This is going to my current location next time I go north (I need another floor model to set portables on).
Sylvania D-01. Worked somewhat, but nothing a recap won't fix.
Zenith mid 60's roundie. I don't remember the chassis number. This worked well, but I will slow start it (filters were replaced at one time after I got the set) and replace the rest of the caps.
Silvertone Round color combo. Radio worked as found. TV works, but will get recapped. The thermistor for the degausser was gone, so I bypassed it. When I restore this, I will do it right. The turntable is ruined, possibly from someone trying to "fix" it. The CRT's red gun was tired, so I swapped the CRT (I still have the dud).
RECTANGULAR TUBE COLOR:
RCA CTC-38. Mine uses the current RCA logo. I have not done anything with this set.
Who all is going to the ETF swapmeet? I am.
Here are the ones I have listed on my site, I have another 40 or so stashed around here somewhere, what was I thinking
56 Admiral #2
54 Conrac "Fleetwood"
49 Crosley 9-407
49 Emerson 7"
57 GE 9"
57 GE 17"
49 GE "Locomotive"
48 Hallicrafters T-54
49 Hoffman 613
57 Hotpoint 17"
49 Motorola VT-71
49 Motorola VT-73 Suitcase
49 Motorola 7VT5 Suitcase
48 Motorola VT-105
48 Philco 48-1001
49 Philco 49-1002
50 Philco 1105
51 Philco 51-PT1207
49 RCA 8-T-243
RCA 2T51 "Shelby" 1950
White 57 RCA 8"
Red 57 RCA 8"
57 RCA 14"
58 RCA Deluxe 14"
58 RCA Deluxe #2
58 RCA Deluxe 17"
58 RCA Deluxe W/Swivel
58 RCA Deluxe COLOR !
49 Sentinel 7"
58 Setchell Carlson
62 Setchell Carlson
Okay, here we go:
Admiral late 40s 10" console, wood-needs refinishing,power supply problems
Admiral late 40s 10" console, bakelite-vertical problem
Admiral late 40s 12" console, wood-untested
Admiral early 50s bakelite table model, works, intermittent focus problem
Andrea console w/round metal tube, not working, needs refinish
DuMont mid 50s blonde console, was playing weak 10 years ago
Emerson early 50s, big table model, played weak last I tried it
Emerson "AC-DC" portable, mid 50s-untested
Emerson "suitcase" portable, early 60s, was working last I tried it
Longines Symphonette portable w/radio, works
Motorola VT71M3, works
Motorola mid 50s table model, not working
Panasonic 12" bw, late 60s
Philco 12" table model, 1950, good pic, noisy audio
Philco '51 metal table model, larger round tube, works fine
Philco '52 metal table model, untested (down and dirty)
Philco 17" console, 1954-works fine, factory UHF
Philco 21" console, mid 50s, not working
Philco like above but table model,not working
Philco like above but console w/remote, I don't think it works anymore
Philco Seventeener II portable, tubes light only
Philco Predicta, motel model, insufficient height
Philco late 60s 12" tube bw, works
Philco c.1972 9" solid state bw, not working
RCA 721TS, some progress but not working yet
RCA '49 console, untested
RCA bakelite 12" table model c.1950, not working
RCA 17" console, about 53/54, untested, UHF
RCA 21" console, 1954, not working
RCA CTC-5 "Whitby" was working fine, now no raster (something loose, I think, from moving it)
RCA "suitcase" portable, not working
RCA CTC-11 metal console, works fine
RCA CTC-? appears to be something between a 12 and 16, nice console roundie, no model number on back cover, will research soon, was working with vertical problems 10 years ago
RCA CTC-31, see seperate thread! late 60s remote color table set
RCA CTC-?, late 60s hifi stereo combo, messed up raster
Silvertone c.1950 combo, not working
Silvertone mid 50s table model, not working
Sony Micro TV, no audio
Sony late 60s small bw portable, not working, makes evil horiz/hv noises
Transvision kit tv in homemade console cabinet, works fine
Westinghouse bw, late 60s, 10"? down and dirty
Zenith 10" porthole, table model, good pic, no audio
Zenith 12" porthole chassis only, not working
Zenith Space Command 400 console, late 50s, was working 10 years ago but havn't tried it lately
Zenith late 50s portable, insufficient height
Zenith 25MC30 color console, metal-works fine
Zenith 25MC33 color console, motorized tuning, works fine
Zenith 70s Chromacolor table set, tube, remote, works fine
I think thats got everything.
Well, My collection is VERY small compared to some of these...
Admiral "Instant Play" Early 70s 10" set (See thread on the "Little Admiral") - Working
Emerson 1232 8" TV/Radio - Working
GE PortaColor - 1975 - Working
GE Model 14T018 - 1956 - In pieces - and available for free in Chicago
Hallicrafters 601 12" Tabletop - 1949 - Needs Major Work
J.C. Penney Model 1316-86 - Late 60s/Early 70s - Has Vetical Problems - Available for $5.00
Motorola VT-71 GoldenView - 1948 - Kind of Working
RCA 8-PT-7010 - 8" Portable - Being repaired now - current project
RCA 14" Tabletop - Late 50s - Canadian - Has vertical problems
Zenith Hybrid - 1970s - 17" - Black and white - Working
Zenith Model M1260U - 1968 - 12" - Yolk and Fly problems - Avilable for $7.00
- Max M.
Would your 12" RCA Bakelite set be the same as this one by chance?
If so would it be possible to get a picture of the back, mine is missing and I need a picture for reference.
Okay, here's my list.....
RCA CTC5 Aldrich "Special"
Admiral Imperial 330 console, late 50s
Philco color roundie Q5528WA
RCA CTC-16 roundie
RCA 16" portable
Silvertone 1968 color 25"
Motorola 24", 1954
Silvertone roundie color
RCA 24" B&W (the ugly monster under reconstruction)
GE WM153SAV2 portable tube B/W
RCA CT-100 (times two )
Hallicrafters console/phono combo, 1951
Admiral console/phono combo in Chinese lacquer cabinet, 1948
Zenith "Marlborough" 23", 1953
Zenith metal 24"? B/W
GE Model 810
Panasonic TR-329B B/W portable
K Mart portable B/W tube set, model SKP 1014
Emerson 21" color roundie
Philco Predicta Holiday 21"
RCA 9TC245 console
I used to be a LOT worse
"Restoring a tube TV is like going to war. A color one is like a land war in Asia."
Small collection-Big sets
My collection cosists of:
RCA CT-100 15" color (1954)
Capehart CXC-12 19" color (1954)
RCA CTC-5 color 21" (1956-57)
The ctc-5 is newly restored with off screen pictures on my web page:
Please visit my CT-100, CTC-5, vintage color tv site:
Last edited by Steve D.; 03-16-2004 at 11:42 PM.
Yes, I think mine is the same model. BUT, mine is missing the back as well! It was part of a large lot of sets I bought 5 years ago and the guy destroyed pretty much every cabinet back in the place.
Re: Eric H:
Attn; Bryan again :)
Man, talk about luck.
Someone wrote me today asking if I was interested in another
2T-51, they included several nice pictures including this one of the back Thought you might want to see it too.
Thanks! I had been second guessing myself, wondering if maybe that one had a cover lying around somewhere, but I was 99% sure not, and now am 100% because I would remember a cover looking like that! I do have a couple orphan covers, one off an early 60s Admiral, that I think I might alter to fit one of the sets. Until then I have to shoo the cats out of the room while playing those tvs!