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 Post subject: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Tue 15, 2018 10:46 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1956-ADMI ... SwdfZa-xyz
A great set and one of the nicest I've ever seen. I had one years ago and it was a great performing and great looking compact '50's TV.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 1:31 am 
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Great looking set, I'd love to have it. I wonder what it will end up going for in the end? More than I would pay I'm sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 1:56 am 
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It's always a treat to see something in that condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 3:34 am 
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That's amazing, I've never seen that model with a textured covering either.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 3:05 pm 
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Would all of those brand new caps still be in good running condition? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Would all of those brand new caps still be in good running condition? :lol:

With it's obvious signs of non-severe storage, I wouldn't be surprised if it displayed some kind of picture. Likely a very shrunken and "swimmy" one though!


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 10:26 pm 
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For what it's worth, the one radio in my collection that had the most degraded capacitors was a NOS 1939 Majestic Bakelite that I purchased mounted in it's original shipping box. I wanted to hear it play, but I needed to completely recap it. Was full of those blue, unwaxed Solar capacitors and each and everyone of them was shot. I guess because no electricity flowed through them for 70 years, ever since the radio was tested in the factory. A perfect illustration of that old maxim, "Use it, or lose it." So, I'll lay even money that TV won't play. At all.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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For what it's worth, the one radio in my collection that had the most degraded capacitors was a NOS 1939 Majestic Bakelite that I purchased mounted in it's original shipping box. I wanted to hear it play, but I needed to completely recap it. Was full of those blue, unwaxed Solar capacitors and each and everyone of them was shot. I guess because no electricity flowed through them for 70 years, ever since the radio was tested in the factory. A perfect illustration of that old maxim, "Use it, or lose it." So, I'll lay even money that TV won't play. At all.

You're probably right Mike, but I did have a Motorola VT-71 once with a total untouched virgin chassis that actually produced a watchable picture and audible sound! The seller begged me to keep it original, but I eventually had it completely recapped.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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I would NEVER recap an NOS set. They all don't have to perform. It's only original once - once it's recapped, it's no different than the thousand others that are out there.

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2018 1:50 am 
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I think this one needs to get into a museum so that it stays that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2018 1:57 am 
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I would NEVER recap an NOS set. They all don't have to perform. It's only original once - once it's recapped, it's no different than the thousand others that are out there.

this is one of those instances where I would not replace/touch ONE component.

display the TV, display its box beside it, hang all tags and manuals, and let it exist--as is.

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Brian Stroud wrote:
I think this one needs to get into a museum so that it stays that way.

yes indeed

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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zenith82 wrote:
I would NEVER recap an NOS set. They all don't have to perform. It's only original once - once it's recapped, it's no different than the thousand others that are out there.

this is one of those instances where I would not replace/touch ONE component.

display the TV, display its box beside it, hang all tags and manuals, and let it exist--as is.

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2018 4:59 pm 
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I would gut it, paint it neon pink & purple (or maybe an artificial patina), mount a flat panel monitor in it with wifi & a Bluetooth speaker. The space saved inside could be used to hold barware and wine bottles standing straight up through the top - then I'd put it up for sale for a cool $5K. :roll: :lol: :P

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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Depending on the seller it could be listed as "the best of the best"


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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I would gut it, paint it neon pink & purple (or maybe an artificial patina), mount a flat panel monitor in it with wifi & a Bluetooth speaker. The space saved inside could be used to hold barware and wine bottles standing straight up through the top - then I'd put it up for sale for a cool $5K. :roll: :lol: :P

Now that gave me a belly laugh! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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I would gut it, paint it neon pink & purple (or maybe an artificial patina), mount a flat panel monitor in it with wifi & a Bluetooth speaker. The space saved inside could be used to hold barware and wine bottles standing straight up through the top - then I'd put it up for sale for a cool $5K. :roll: :lol: :P

honest to god, i would bet that there is someone somewhere out there who would do just that.

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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I tried to add every absurd thing I could think of that I have seen some moron do with something like this. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
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andyjon100 wrote:
I tried to add every absurd thing I could think of that I have seen some moron do with something like this. :D


But you forgot Dog Bed. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Very nice NOS 1956 Admiral TV
PostPosted: May Fri 18, 2018 1:20 pm 
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It's going to be interesting what the final bid will be.
I personally wouldn't get one that nice because I like to see all my sets working. If I got this one cheap it would probably be up on the bench getting recapped in a matter of days. To me having an electronic item dead on the shelf is like enjoying a good meal, but just chewing and then spitting it out :lol:
Unless it's a prototype or truly historic piece, I want to enjoy it performing. 50 years from today VERY few people are going to care that someone left the chassis of '56 Admiral TV untouched. Just my personal slant it.


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