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Old 10-02-2006, 02:43 PM
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Pictures of old TV stores (picture fixed)

I had trouble figuring out what to title this post... I was browsing through some urban-exploration sites and found this picture which I though some of you might enjoy.

Maybe if other people have more, they could post them....?



If I were to guess the era/brands in the front row (center) I'd say:

1968, Sylvania, Zenith, RCA
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:41 PM
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The only brand I see in your pic is Angelfire.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:35 PM
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It would be great to see the inside and out of any older

TV stores. To see the images on the screens of operating sets would be really neat!
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:31 AM
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Fixed the picture
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That's cool. Now we need someone to post a tv shop with roundies all in operation
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This is NOT my photo... It was uploaded to AK a few months ago. I think it bears reposting... Whoever originally posted it gets credit!

This shop was on Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA until very recently, and in fact it may still be there. I haven't been down that way lately.

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That's cool. Now we need someone to post a tv shop with roundies all in operation

Here ya go.
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I'm not sure whether Mel's more resembles a diner (hih) or a car dealer with all that neon. LOVE that picture of Greenley's. I wonder what mall it was in.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:23 PM
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I'm not sure whether Mel's more resembles a diner (hih) or a car dealer with all that neon. LOVE that picture of Greenley's. I wonder what mall it was in.
It came from this site:

http://www.angelfire.com/mi4/forgottenmi/

and they say it's the dead/dying Fort Saginaw, MI mall.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:55 PM
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they say it's the dead/dying Fort Saginaw, MI mall.
The Mel's TV is definitely on Lincoln in Venice... But my curiosity is killing me, so I will go by there tonight and see what's up with the building

There's no doubt, because not only is the address correct, but also the phone number over the door with the EXbrook prefix.

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I remember seeing a picture of the old Bondurant Bros. store in Knoxville in 1950...They had a line of Zenith B&W roundscreens diagonally across the floor...w/a "wall" of TVs & other appliances in the background...That was the place I saw the Zenith-y looking "Sony" color set that was 23" at the time Sony only made the Trinitron in 12".It was on an audio/visual rollaround rack, w/a huge VTR underneath, like something we all saw in the 8th grade...
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But my curiosity is killing me, so I will go by there tonight and see what's up with the building Charles
I'll be checking in tonight for that report.

I've also posted this Dumont sign elsewhere on Audiokarma, but in a different view. I used to marvel at the sign back in the '60s to early '70s when it was lighted each night. It was even then a Dumont dinosaur, back when RCA was color king. Check the roadside sign.

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That's a start!
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Here's a commercial I found for an old Detroit-area chain (since put otta business by the big-boxes). No old TVs, but it's pretty funny... Not just the part about a $175 VCR being a good deal!

Highland Appliance (50 watts per channel babycakes!)
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I'll be checking in tonight for that report.

I've also posted this Dumont sign elsewhere on Audiokarma, but in a different view. I used to marvel at the sign back in the '60s to early '70s when it was lighted each night. It was even then a Dumont dinosaur, back when RCA was color king. Check the roadside sign.

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Well, it isn't Mel's TV anymore, but the building is still there. Only changes are that a copper roof facade has been installed, and the smaller sign over the door is gone. And new front doors. Otherwise, the building looks the same as in the vinatage photo! Even the Palos Verdes Rock planter is still there, which is amazing since that store (now a restaurant) is on a corner where cars likely have crashed up against it... I think that has happened, because the windows on the South wall are new along with the doors. The East windows look the same as the vintage photo.

I'd sure be curious if all those neon signs are STILL THERE under that new copper roof overhang



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