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Old 01-16-2003, 08:52 PM
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And now a 5!

$1000 BIN price
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3638
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:47 PM
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I recognized the seller. I haven't spoke with this fellow in several years. He has a couple of nice pre-wars. I've just sent him PM to see if he'll join us here at AK.

Rob
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:39 PM
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Can't be a 5 though, can it? Look at the screen bezel, saying "C O L O R"

I thought those didn't come around till the CTC-7
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:56 PM
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It's a CTC-5

Can't speak to the word "COLOR" on the bezel. But this is the CTC-5 "Aldrich" model which did not have that wording. There was a CTC-5 late production model called the "Lockhaven" that had "COLOR" on the bezel in gold letters. The next "Mark" series CTC-7 all had the word "COLOR" under the screen.

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Old 01-17-2003, 01:04 AM
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Pencil box

The 7 doesn't have the pencil box on the front, the controls are on the side.

In case anyone doesn't know, Ed Reitan has a great Color TV history section on his site: http://www.novia.net/~ereitan/

It does look like the "Aldrich" except for the "Color" logo.
Other 5's do have that so maybe some of this model made it out of the factory with it?

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Old 01-17-2003, 07:00 AM
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ctc-5 @ $1000.00

replying to that ctc-5 ,when did these sets start going so high?,
i wonder if i would get $10,000 for my ct-100 nowadays!
LOL..
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Old 01-17-2003, 07:04 AM
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Re: Pencil box

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The 7 doesn't have the pencil box on the front, the controls are on the side.

In case anyone doesn't know, Ed Reitan has a great Color TV history section on his site: http://www.novia.net/~ereitan/

It does look like the "Aldrich" except for the "Color" logo.
Other 5's do have that so maybe some of this model made it out of the factory with it?

Eric
Possible. I've got an Aldrich that doesn't have the COLOR logo. I wish it did, I think it looks extremely cool
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Old 01-17-2003, 08:37 AM
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Re: ctc-5 @ $1000.00

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replying to that ctc-5 ,when did these sets start going so high?,
i wonder if i would get $10,000 for my ct-100 nowadays!
LOL..
terry
Terry,

You'd consider selling that beauty?

Actually, many of the rarer vintage TV's as collectible artifacts are currently way undervalued IMO. If you sold your CT-100 today for ten grand, considering the devaluation of the dollar since 1954, you'd only be getting back what it sold for new. Hardly the appropriate return on a valuable and rare collectible. Wait my friend.

I know you were only kidding.

Rob

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Old 01-17-2003, 12:54 PM
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Question First color table model - 1955?

He says this CTC5 was RCA's first table model. There is a table model in the CTC4 lineup. Also the date given (1955) cannot be right, because the CTC5 was not released until the fall of 1956!
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Old 01-17-2003, 02:30 PM
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Re: First color table model - 1955?

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He says this CTC5 was RCA's first table model. There is a table model in the CTC4 lineup. Also the date given (1955) cannot be right, because the CTC5 was not released until the fall of 1956!
Right you are wv! You should change your handle to wvsez. Here is the picture from Ed Reitan's fine color TV history site.
http://www.novia.net/~ereitan/

I have the 'Seville' model, If I take the undercarriage off it, it becomes the tabletop CTC-4 called the 'Havilland'. Wow, I have the first model RCA tabletop color TV in my collection! I did not realize this.

You are also correct about the CTC-5 being 1956.

Rob

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Old 01-17-2003, 03:05 PM
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Hey,
This is great stuff, and you had better have a heavy duty table to support that bad boy. My first color set was the CTC-5 Aldrich. I soon attached those pointy screw on legs and it became a consolette.
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Old 01-17-2003, 08:55 PM
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"Undercarriage"??

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I have the 'Seville' model, If I take the undercarriage off it, it becomes the tabletop CTC-4 called the 'Havilland'. Wow, I have the first model RCA tabletop color TV in my collection! I did not realize this.


Rob
You have the first tabletop, with an attached table included! So, order some orange drops, heat up your soldering iron, and get busy! What are you waiting for?

My favorite CTC4 model is the Director, with blond finish.

Bill

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Old 01-23-2003, 08:19 PM
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End of auction

It went for a mere US $556.00
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:16 PM
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Re: End of auction

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It went for a mere US $556.00
>>>Not really a surprise. I mean, there is a VERY limited market for early Color TV sets, only those of us who know the history.
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:23 PM
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Welcome aboard Mikey!

Are you my friend in England? If so, did that color flyback ever become useful?

Cheers,
Rob
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