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Old 09-28-2013, 02:35 AM
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1939 Andrea 1-F-5 Television for Sale !

Howdy folks -
I have a 1939 Andrea 1-F-5 that is for sale. It was the first TV that my father - now 93 - ever bought. He was the original owner and purchased the set in New York City. For more info, pictures, and pricing please contact me at 561-697-0096 or by email at david@focusvideo.com. I look forward to hearing from you !

Dave

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:16 PM
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Hi, would you mind posting a picture of your Andrea 1-F-5 here. I have a similar Andrea which I purchased several years ago. We all like to look and compare TVs here, especially preware and rare ones. Thanks!

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:14 AM
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1939 Andrea 1-F-5

Here are the photo's - the cabinet and the chassis. I don't know if the forum will allow me to post these pictures - if not just send me an email - I'll be happy to provide a set of photos of the Andrea.

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:52 PM
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1939 Andrea 1-F-5

Here are three photos - I hope
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File Type: jpg Andrea 1-F-5 Cabinet + Tube + Chassis.jpg (61.2 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg Andrea 1-F-5 Chassis 1 Top.jpg (103.8 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg Andrea 1-F-5 Chassis 4 Front.jpg (89.5 KB, 73 views)
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:03 PM
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Wow! Looks like the real deal, all right. And very clean.

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Early chassis with the 6V6 video amp and all! Mucho gusto!
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:09 PM
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So how much are you asking for it?
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:12 PM
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Looks as if the AC line cord was replaced fairly recently, so the shock hazard from a defective power cord seems to have been eliminated. Does the set produce a raster? Would it work today with a DTV converter box? If so, it would make a dandy conversation piece--a 1939 TV displaying vintage shows from the '50s-70s--if the chassis has been properly restored beyond just replacing the cord (new capacitors, an overall control and tuner cleaning; the usual overhaul done on old sets). It would be something today's TV viewers might never forget.

BTW, the CRT looks like a garden-variety oscilloscope tube, something like a 5RP1 or some such, although since those tubes had green phosphors, I'm probably wrong. Just a guess, anyhow.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:38 PM
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The CRT is a replacement: 5AP4 is OEM in an Andrea and that tube looks like a 5BP4 (or yes, perhaps P1). Although manufactured when the standard was 441 lines/AM sound, it will work when fed from a 525 line/FM sound source.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:58 PM
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Your Andrea is a great looking set. According to the ETF database of prewar sets there are 23 Andrea 1-F-5 and 11 KTE-5. The KTE-5 is the kit version of the 1-F-5 without the factory cabinet.

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:05 PM
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Although manufactured when the standard was 441 lines/AM sound, it will work when fed from a 525 line/FM sound source.
Don't forget the excellent Aurora standards converter can give you authentic 441 line operation.

http://www.tech-retro.com/Aurora_Des...Converter.html

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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How much for the andrea

I did send an Email requesting info, no response.
How much is asking price, Thanks
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:25 PM
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So does the crt de-value the set? Actually looks related to the 621ts.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:17 AM
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I emailed earlier in the week and got a response, with several pics. The price that he was looking for was 9000.00. As much as I would love to add a pre war set to my collection, it is too rich for my blood!!!
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:52 PM
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1939 Andrea 1-F-5

David is right in saying the CRT is a 5BP4. My dad - Arch Doty - bought this Andrea - it was the first TV that he ever bought - in New York City in 1939 for $ 189.00. This Andrea is indeed the real deal. I am the 2nd owner - my dad is the original owner. He was also the founder of the second college radio station - WESU at Wesleyan University back in 1938 - when he was a student there. He last worked on the set and had it running about 15 years ago - but the CRT cracked - he ordered a new one - his supplier screwed up and sent him the 5BP4 - when he found it was the wrong CRT he stopped working on the set and put it under the desk in his office until he shipped it to me. My dad has been a ham radio operator since high school and holds several patents for antennas. He is in the process of simplifying his life - at the ripe young age of 93 - and is in the process of moving from a 4,000 sq. ft. house on about 4 acres in the mountains of Oregon to a 1,250 sq. ft. 2 bedroom apartment in Portland, OR. In response to JeffHS's questions - the set worked until the CRT cracked - I don't have the technical skills to answer much about this set - I run a boutique video production company called Focus Video here in West Palm Beach. I do know that he and his friend went through the electronics of the chassis 15 years ago and replaced the wet capacitors as they had dried out and did a bit more restoration to the chassis. I have to apologize if anyone did not get a response from me for an email they sent - I have been having problems with Network Solutions arbitrarily blocking emails - if you would like - you can also email me at vidcamman@aol.com - that email does not have any problems. As far as the pricing goes - having the wrong CRT does make the Andrea worth just a bit less so I have reduced the asking price to $ 8,000.00. I am also open to offers that are close to that price - I need to finish paying off a new camera which is my only reason for selling the Andrea. I can also be reach by phone at 561-697-0096. Thanks for all the questions. I look forward to hearing from you all !

Dave
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