Just finished servicing these two stunning Philco Predictas for Hepcat Restorations. The larger floor model, known colloquially as the “Barber Pole” or “Pedestal” was 98% bone stock and I was impressed that it was working at all with so many original components though with a ‘squeezed’ picture (poor vertical deflection.) After discussing the options, I ended up installing a complete rebuilt chassis. I was stunned to see that this set had the very rare UHF tuner installed, which allowed the set to receive over-the-air channels 14-83. Amazing!
Plus, try to find a Siesta model in this condition. This set needed just minor adjustment to get roaring again.
I’m very happy with how both of these sets came together. 🙂