Tag: Electronics Restoration

’50 Admiral Rebuild

Coming around toward the end of a full electronic restoration on this 1950 Admiral Model 22X26, featuring the 12″ 20Z1 chassis. Contrasting the technology with a selection from my Star Trek TNG VHS cassette library. Full capacitor compliment, resistors replaced where necessary, I.F. and sweep alignment performed. Original CRT is in great condition!

’58 Westinghouse Stratovision Color Conversion

Just finished restoring & converting this ’58 Westinghouse 21″ Stratovision in Blonde. Custom configured with HDMI.

’57 Motorola Color Conversion

The Latest Stellar Masterwork Series Retro Color TV based on the 1957 Motorola 21K126B. Full 1 year warranty, HDMI ready with remote control and functional front power button. 3 month layaway available! Shown on display at Googietime Fabulous Fifties Furnishings inside the Midway Antique Mall.

Zenith Porthole Update #2

Just posting a quick update on the status of Rich from New Zealand’s Zenith Porthole restoration. Power supply block has been cleaned up and rebuilt. All capacitors replaced, both of the corroded high wattage sand covered resistors in the audio section and one small charred 1/2 watt resistor. The main chassis is undergoing complete rebuild.

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The Predicta from Heck, Pt. 2

Following up from the earlier post, covering initial inspection and dismantling of this set. Before and after: The cabinet has just returned from Lance at Nook and Cranny Refinishing… and what a beautiful job! The cabinet has been restored using real veneer on the top and sides, as well as burlwood veneer on the front,

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Zenith Porthole “The Aldrich” pt.2

Following up on the progress on the 1951 Zenith Porthole sent in by Rich in New Zealand, check out the arrival and unpackaging if you haven’t already! Part 1 Had a chance to pull the chassis and have a look today. Everything’s very clean and complete, and we had already determined last time that the

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57 Predicta Barberpole Resto – Initial Inspection

We just received this very complete 57 Philco Predicta Barberpole for repair. While the customer lives in Las Vegas; he purchased the TV from a seller nearby us in Walnut Creek so it was easy to arrange delivery. These are the initial pictures- overall cosmetic and working condition. Just some notes: the screen cover is

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On the Bench: ’51 Zenith Porthole “Aldrich”

Rich from New Zealand sent in this beautiful ’51 Zenith Porthole for restoration. Aesthetically gorgeous, and very complete. This model is known as the Aldrich. Upon removing the back cover, first thing that I saw was a brightener attached to the CRT which is usually an ill omen. I hooked up the Beltron to check

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Sparton Mirror-Lid TV (1949)

Feeling ultimately modest about your electronics? You can’t beat this 1949 Sparton Mirror-Lid TV from 1949. Very Deco, and very understated, but have you ever seen a TV set on which you’re looking at a reflection of a vertically-mounted picture tube? An echo of pre-WWII television design; mounting the picture tube vertically allows the cabinet

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