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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 enough, then how about these two Danish Modern treasures? The ’66 Admiral Hi-Fi combination and the ’68 Montgomery Wards. Prefer something in Blonde? you might appreciate this one-owner ’57 Zenith.

 

All of these sets except for the ’58 GE Ultravision are currently available built-to-order. Custom options are always available!

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’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.

New Masterwork Series Colorset For Sale

Hot out of the shop: we’ve just finished up another Masterwork Retro Color TV. Based on the 1958 GE Ultra Vision, we’ve fully modernized the electronics and updated to color.

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Stellar’s Masterwork Series of Retro Color TVs are seamless updated adaptations, intended to bring the classic vintage styling into today, with modern technology and reliability. Every unit is a one-off custom built work of art.

CRT screens are notoriously difficult to photograph, as interference patterns appear which do not to the naked eye, as in the photos shown. The cabinet is in near mint condition. Front panel volume and power buttons are fully functional, and the set is remote-control operated.

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This set comes standard with RF and composite inputs. Seamless HDMI functionality available at additional cost.

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We have a number of vintage television sets which can also be updated like this listed in our Vintage TVs For Sale section. We can also convert your own vintage TV or empty cabinet!

All Masterwork Retro Colorsets come with an industry standard 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Financing and layaway are also available. Come see the set on display inside Googietime Fabulous Fifties Furnishings, located inside the incomparable Midway Antique Mall here in Sacramento.

We do Bluetooth Conversions!

Into retro electronics? Due to popular request, we are now performing seamless Bluetooth 3.0 updates to vintage radios and audio equipment. What this means is that you can use your beautiful retro AM radio, home Hi-Fi, Record Player or Stereo with your Bluetooth-enabled device! This update is done internally and does not affect the original operation or sound of your unit, as we do not replace the original electronics. Simply sync your Android, iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth-enabled device with your unit and it will automatically switch over to streaming audio. Nothing else is required. Conversion includes any repairs, service, or restoration necessary to make your vintage unit safe and reliable to operate.

For more information, see our page on Bluetooth Conversions.

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Photoshoot for our New Color Lineup!

It’s been a busy day down here at the shop. We were recently able to line up a local photographer and a model to come in and pose for what is going to become much of the visual media for our upcoming line of Masterwork series of Retro Color TVs- Real vintage TV sets, seamlessly updated and completely modernized.

GoogieTime Fabulous Fifties Furnishings, also located here at the Midway Mall, was gracious enough to allow us to use many of the props and mock rooms for our shoot. Much credit goes to Alex Rubsam for her photography expertise, and to Taylor Louise, our talented model… she was absolutely perfect and we had a lot of fun working with her!

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Look forward soon to our ads in Atomic Ranch magazine and a fresh page detailing our Masterwork line of Retro Color conversions!

1958 Olympic TV/Hi-Fi Combo Color Retrofit

The time has come: the ’58 Olympic B&W to color conversion is complete. This is a custom unit that we’ve restored and retrofitted for Mel and Shane O’Brien over at Hepcat Restorations. Do check out their blog- they’re doing some really incredible restoration work and have one of the finest collections of 50s modern furniture I’ve ever seen!

Retrofitting old black and white televisions by gutting the old TV and setting a new one inside is not a new idea- but the main problem with this is degraded aesthetic and authenticity, and a loss of function of the original front panel controls.

We’ve seamlessly retrofitted the 24″ black and white TV with modern electronics, and have taken great care to make the original front panel controls function appropriately, along with the added benefit of a remote control. The original radio and audio amplifier chassis has been completely rebuilt, as well as the phonograph. We can do similar conversions to most other pre-1965 television sets as well. Here is a video tour of the unit’s operation:

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