Repair of a 1930 Graybar 770 (Radiola 82)

Repair of a 1930 Graybar 770 (Radiola 82)

Just picked up this 1930 Graybar 770 Console radio. A beautiful original survivor. I had never heard of a Graybar radio before- only Graybar commercial and industrial electrical equipment. Not surprisingly, I could not find any data relevant to a Graybar 770, but...

Vintage TV Hoarder Estate, Day….. 4?

Who would have thought: a couple months have passed since the big TV hoarder’s estate sale off in Rocklin. Three entire days of discovering gem after gem and clearing out nearly every TV set, picture tube, and related part there… that there was yet more...

Vintage TV Hoard, Day 3

Well, it’s the final day of the Vintage TV Hoarder’s estate buyout. Only a couple of boxes left that I couldn’t fit in the Jeep. The estate company was soo happy to clear the hoard out of their storage unit (though, what is this to say about my...

1946 RCA 621TS 7″ Tabletop TV Issue

The very first commercially available post-WWII consumer television set. Just a peek at the ’46 RCA that’s on the bench. Chassis has been restored and the set has beautiful video but I’m giving a shout out to some other techs for some help with the...