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Old 04-22-2012, 02:47 PM
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Bob and I picked up this set from the Quad Cities area (Moline) yesterday. CRT was sleepy when we got there, but a quick run on the Beltron brought it back up to like new emission on all 3 guns with a decent life test. It's a smoker set, lots of nicotine on the cabinet. First step is scrubbing that crud off, then I will evaluate the chassis for a parts order.



It's very original, a few tube replacements but the CRT is factory Sylvania 21AXP22. Big unknown right now is the Corotron regulator tube, which is unobtanium. I hear Folsom has a way to test them, so I'll likely send it to him to verify.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM
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You don't run across one of these everyday. "The Saratoga" console in Mahogany sold for $695.00 in 1957. There was also a table model available: "The Granada." Nice find.

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:35 PM
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Thats a cool set!
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:39 PM
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Looks even better than it did in the ad.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:08 PM
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man!! i cant find anything in my area ,that's a cool looking sylvania .
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Bob and I picked up this set from the Quad Cities area (Moline) yesterday. CRT was sleepy when we got there, but a quick run on the Beltron brought it back up to like new emission on all 3 guns with a decent life test. It's a smoker set, lots of nicotine on the cabinet. First step is scrubbing that crud off, then I will evaluate the chassis for a parts order.



It's very original, a few tube replacements but the CRT is factory Sylvania 21AXP22. Big unknown right now is the Corotron regulator tube, which is unobtanium. I hear Folsom has a way to test them, so I'll likely send it to him to verify.
your getting to many nice set's for one person,is that why you needed more space for ?,thanks again steve

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:37 PM
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Izzat one of those "Rectangular" sets from '57 or so ? It DON'T look like Your Typical Fifties' Roundie... Me LIKEY !!
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:23 PM
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21AX = round. The mask has a softened contour where it transitions from the sides of the tube to the bottom of the raster, which gives it a kind of rectangular appearance. And before anybody asks (somebody always does) it's not a Halolight.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:34 PM
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BTW, if anyone has the Sams for this I'll Paypal $10 for it.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:38 PM
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And before anybody asks (somebody always does) it's not a Halolight.
Yep, when I first saw the CL ad I thought for sure it was a another late 50's b&w. The color part didn't sink in until I pulled the SAMS folder and saw the 21AX.

That's really amazing that the factory tube tests like new. Apparently was a low hours set.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:14 PM
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Nice score. Always nice to see another roundie saved
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Is there a model number visible somewhere?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:20 AM
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Never mind, the CL ad is still up...
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:26 PM
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BTW, if anyone has the Sams for this I'll Paypal $10 for it.
I've got a virgin copy for you. (391-4)
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:24 PM
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Funds sent, Jim.
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