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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:20 pm

That appears to be one of the last RCA tube color TV's they made.  A CTC-30-something chassis.  It is made much like my 1971 XL-100 solid state console.  The controls are in a little drawer under the dials.  The two small knobs under the tuner knobs are for volume and brightness.  It even appears to have the plastic power switch above the tuner that has broken three times on mine.  Thanks, 75.

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:16 pm

If you can,try to save the images in your computers' pictures. Then you will have reference pics for those you find.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:10 pm

This cabinet is nearly identical to my XL-100. Figures. I'm on the wrong end of the country at the wrong time.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-rca-color-t-v-works-/121476185674?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c488b7e4a

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Post by 75X11 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:42 pm

I can see the similarities between this one and the Norcross unit I posted. This unit is a lot cleaner.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:59 pm

This demonstrates that TV's like I want are out there. I thank you for your consideration. I'll find one.

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Post by willy3486 on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:09 am

Wildcat you will hate me for this. But a lot of these TV posts here are the types of sets I worked on to learn how to fix stuff. I had a old man who had a second hand store who use to get a lot of these things. If it wasn't a cheap fix he wanted me to gut the thing and bring the case back to him. Then he put a board in it to turn it into a book case. I would keep the parts to fix others. In return I got the experience, the parts from the TVs, and any old tube radios he got as they didn't sale. I went through hundreds of these old set. But I learned a lot and got a lot of old parts. For the most part all those old parts are gone. But I learned a lot. I also learned I don't have a passion to fix one of these. Now if I found a old Zenith metal cased B&W TV that had about a 21 inch wide picture tube and metal chassis that everything was mounted on, I would get it without thinking if it was affordable. I hope you find one.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:54 am

I gave a Zenith roundie to Goodwill a few years ago. It still worked. I could kick myself now.

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Post by Dr. Radio on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:44 pm

Wildcat, you need to find me a period-correct TV for my mid-century modern living room....

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:54 pm

Doc, I LOVE that clock! My mom had one like it. How "Laura Petrie" can you get?

There is a really nice 1956 Zenith on St. Louis Craigslist that would fit the bill nicely. There is also a 1951 Magnavox on ebay, but it may be a tad early for your couch. I like the swag lamp, too. I still have one of those lamps that push up against the ceiling with three lamps on it. It was my grandpa's reading lamp. My wife hates it.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:57 pm

Doc, how about this one?

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/atq/4733670248.html

And only fifty bucks.

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Post by 75X11 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:01 pm

I'll bet that's black and white. It has the same tuner indicator my folks' '62 Zenith color set had, and they didn't use it too long before the went to a four point knob.
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Post by Dr. Radio on Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:58 pm

Wildcat445 wrote:Doc, how about this one?

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/atq/4733670248.html

And only fifty bucks.

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Wow, First try, right off the bat! That would fit the bill just fine WC! I'm afraid I can't justify the 14 hour round trip (and the wear and tear to my daily driver) to go get it though.

The house is set-up to look period correct with items that would have been purchased new between 1957 and 1963.

Black and White is fine! Color would be over the top. Now, if that cabinet was just a hair lighter to match the woodwork better....
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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:08 pm

That TV is about 40 miles north of my place in MO.  Did you find the Magnavox on ebay?

You want color? How about this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1959-RCA-Victor-CTC-9-Color-TV-Television-The-Corinthian/121473973740?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003150253%26meid%3De58d2f19d9524e478168062b421f5dee%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D20131003150253%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D231380243965

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Post by neali on Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Wow! That Corinthian is awesome. Strong tube, raster, audio. Peace of cake restore.

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:44 am

Here's another one...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/4751289129.html
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:26 pm

The changing over to digital rendering all these sets instantly obsolete is one of the biggest wastes in American history. Sets of that vintage are finally reliable, produce a great picture and have stereo sound. You can't give one away. They are being recycled and dumped by the thousands.

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Post by neali on Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Found a TV for you. The missus will love it. It is over 9 feet long.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:46 pm

I appreciate your thinking of me, my friend. I can get in trouble with my frau without getting something like that. Besides, it ain't a Magnavox. Laughing

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Post by 75X11 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:36 am

Looks more like the Enterprise. Very Happy
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Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:46 am

Or, a monster from hell....

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:51 pm

You could always rent the thing out for a skateboard park. Or put a mattress on it and use it for a spare bed when company comes. Or part it out and use the cabinet for firewood. Endless possibilities.

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Post by Doug Burskey on Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:14 am

Oh I bet that's a torturous creature to move around!, from the standpoint of size and weight. A friend of my Mother had a stereo TV combo similar to that. I think it was a Wards Airline in a French provincial style cabinet, and it was sqeezed into a tiny living room.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:34 pm

I have no idea where a person would put something like that. In the final analysis, it's just plain ugly. I can see lots of possibilities with the parts, though.

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Post by willy3486 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:39 pm

I wonder how many acres of trees went into making that cabinet. You could probably stack two of them together, put on vinyl siding then rent it out as a house.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:52 pm

You could drag that up behind the house, put shingles on top, and use it for a workshop.

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