Tube color TVs wanted

Tube color TVs wanted

Post by Andy Cuff » Wed, 14 Mar 2001 01:06:45



I'm looking for any tube color TVs made in the 50's, or 60's.  I'm not
particularly interested in hybrid sets.  I'm mostly interested in 19" or
smaller table top sets, or sets with round CRTs.

--
Andy Cuffe

 
 
 

Tube color TVs wanted

Post by Mark Oppa » Sat, 17 Mar 2001 12:05:31


I gotta believe you walk on hot coals and eat glass for fun, too!   ;)
Mark...


Quote:
> I'm looking for any tube color TVs made in the 50's, or 60's.  I'm not
> particularly interested in hybrid sets.  I'm mostly interested in 19" or
> smaller table top sets, or sets with round CRTs.

> --
> Andy Cuffe



 
 
 

Tube color TVs wanted

Post by BELJAN » Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:28:55


Quote:


> > I'm looking for any tube color TVs made in the 50's, >>or 60's.  I'm not
> > particularly interested in hybrid sets.  I'm mostly >>interested in 19"
or
> > smaller table top sets, or sets with round CRTs.

Seems as though mainly large console sets turn up around here. Zenith, RCA
and Admiral are the most common. Only small set I have seen in a long time
was a tabletop Admiral. Its at a local antique shop, it works, and they want
a lot of money for it, $72 to be exact. Black and whites are a bit easier to
come by, again mostly large consoles, but I turned up a 20 inch Sears
"Medalist" (I think) and three Zeniths, one 19 inch, and two 16 inchers (one
is mine, the other was at the flea market).
 
 
 

Tube color TVs wanted

Post by Andy Cuff » Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:27:22


Quote:



> > > I'm looking for any tube color TVs made in the 50's, >>or 60's.  I'm not
> > > particularly interested in hybrid sets.  I'm mostly >>interested in 19"
> or
> > > smaller table top sets, or sets with round CRTs.

> Seems as though mainly large console sets turn up around here. Zenith, RCA
> and Admiral are the most common. Only small set I have seen in a long time
> was a tabletop Admiral. Its at a local antique shop, it works, and they want
> a lot of money for it, $72 to be exact. Black and whites are a bit easier to
> come by, again mostly large consoles, but I turned up a 20 inch Sears
> "Medalist" (I think) and three Zeniths, one 19 inch, and two 16 inchers (one
> is mine, the other was at the flea market).

Large consols are a little too big for me unless they are very early
sets, or unusual in some other way.  Small consols might be ok.  $72 for
a tube color TV seems a little pricy.  I would have to think for a while
before paying $10 for most typical sets of the 60's.  I did recently see
a non-working portacolor go for $50 on ebay.  I guess some poeple will
buy anything.  Apart from very early and very small sets, can anyone see
your typical 60's color TV ever becoming collectible?  I'm sure people
said the same thing about philco cathedrals and predictas a few years
ago, but how many people really want a plastic cased 18" color TV with
mediocre performance and many very expensive and hard to find parts that
will eventually need to be replaced?  I think tube color TVs are between
stages right now.  Most of them have been disposed of already, but they
still aren't being noticed by anyone.  I'd like to pick up a few before
the few reamining sets are either thrown away, or become collectible and
skyrocket in price.  I also have a lot of fond memories from when I was
a kid of buying old (tube type) TVs from yard sales.  It would be nice
to relive some of that now that I understand and appreciate thier
electronics.  It would be nice to see how these old sets can be made to
perform as opposed to the (at best) very poor performance I always saw
from tube sets.

--
Andy Cuffe

 
 
 

Tube color TVs wanted

Post by Alan LaComb » Wed, 11 Apr 2001 05:23:24


If you're interested in the possibility of locating these things at
local auctions, you may want to check out our site:

http://www.bamauctions.com

We index all live auctions in our region (NorthEast US, soon to cover
the entire US).  When you register, you tell how far you're willing to
travel to attend an auction and what categories of items you're
interested in.  We currently have over 2000 categories and are always
adding new ones, so the chances are good that we'll have one or more
that include what you're collecting.   We'll periodically compare your
list of what you want to each auction's list of what's for sale and
email any results to you.  You won't have to search through tons of
auction listings to find what you're looking for.

Hope this helps.

Alan LaCombe
http://www.bamauctions.com



Quote:
>I'm looking for any tube color TVs made in the 50's, or 60's.  I'm not
>particularly interested in hybrid sets.  I'm mostly interested in 19" or
>smaller table top sets, or sets with round CRTs.