"Picked Up" a Sylvania Roundie today!!!
I'll post pictures and info on this set in a few days, but thought you might like an interesting story. Way back in 1994 my Aunt moved into a house that had a Sylvania "roundie" that the past homeowner left upstairs. I lived in a packed apartment at the time, but conned my brother into making the 4 hour drive to pick it up. At my apartment we had an area with storage lockers so I put it in there. In 1996 I moved out of that apartment and forgot to move it with me. Well..... I had been thinking about it the last year, and today while estate saleing with a friend who has a truck we drove to my old building and went into the store room and it was still there!!!!!!! Took it to his house (he lets me store tv's in his finished basement) and fired it up. I'm going to have to check all tubes because the color "rainbows" It's probably got a bad 6GH8A. But the best part on this whole set is that is that it has a Black matrix Sylvania "New-Gun" picture tube that was installed in 1978! There was a repair ticket in the set and it had a flyback put in in 1978 as well. The B&W picture on this set is perfect and sharp!! Will let you know how it works out, and promise I will post pix. I've still got to post some of my Motorola which Captain Moody was so kind as to rebuild a module for me.