Tag: restoration

New Colorsets for December

Are you digging the December chill? We’ve just turned up some great new sets which are sure to help make your hep haven cooler than ever before! Three Spellbinders! The ’56 Zenith “Eye”, ’63 RCA Consolette, and the super cool ’58 UltraVision are that magic touch your living room’s been missing. If these styles aren’t

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’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.

Zenith Porthole Wrapup

Well, we’ve finally come around to the final wrap-up on the Zenith Porthole “Aldrich” sent in by Richard G. from New Zealand. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll also enjoy the first and second parts: Part 1 Part 2 We received the cabinet back from Lance over at Nook n Cranny Refinishing much faster

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’49 Sparton “Mirror-Lid” TV Resto

Prompted by one of my earlier posts “Sparton Mirror-Lid TV” a customer out of Grass Valley called and said that he’d found a similar model at a local thrift store… with all the knobs, everything in tact. How cool! So today he brought the set in for restoration. He had already started on the cabinet,

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Austrian 1957 Hornyphon TV Restoration

You might never see one of these again. A customer brought in this 1957 Hornyphon TV for a complete electronic rebuild. We will be going through and replacing every capacitor, resistor, diode, and any necessary tubes in this TV. Hornyphon (or, Horny for short) was the Austrian division of Philips. The set adheres to the

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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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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 audio. Once that is fixed everything will be perfect.

The Predicta at Home

After disassembling the screen, I spent two hours cleaning and polishing the front and back of the screen cover to get rid of all that awful smelly oxidization! Did a light buff on the brightwork… it still needs some work but displays fine for an in-progress set. The electronics are next, but until then, I

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