Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives :: Books
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Jan Sat 20, 2018 5:54 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 3:18 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mar Sun 01, 2009 10:27 pm
Posts: 4297
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
hoffies2 wrote:
Tom Schulz wrote:
Tube Radio wrote:
TV tubes are good for experimenting with so if any of those are listed in the classifieds it might be good to mention that.

TV tubes are also good tor fixing TVs! In fact one of the forums here is titled "Antique Television Discussions".

CRT's aren't available since the rebuilders went out of business years ago. What future does that leave us with?

The TV tubes are not being made anymore either. For that matter, radio tubes are not being made anymore. Same deal for all of them, use old stock as long as it lasts.

_________________
Tom


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 1:02 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 18092
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Yes they are good for fixing TVs, but often the tubes get thrown out and I figured another use for them would maybe kerep people from being so hasty to throw them out.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 1:06 pm 
Member

Joined: Nov Wed 30, 2016 7:35 pm
Posts: 468
Location: ohio
Quote:
The ones I don't want will most likely be offered here then on evil bay. Now I just have to figure out what stays and what goes.

In General, the ones you sell will be the ones you need next Tuesday :-D

_________________
He who dies with the most sheer tonnage of ancient test gear, wins!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 2:44 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Thu 08, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 11217
Location: 06457
Show me where I can buy 1950's NOS CRT's, providing (phosphorous) is still ok. NOS radio tubes are out there in the millions and still test the same 80 years later. Not so with vintage CRT's


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 6:57 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Mar Sun 01, 2009 10:27 pm
Posts: 4297
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
hoffies2 wrote:
Show me where I can buy 1950's NOS CRT's, providing (phosphorous) is still ok. NOS radio tubes are out there in the millions and still test the same 80 years later. Not so with vintage CRT's

About 6 months ago I bought a 17TP4 from the Early Television Museum. CRTs are certainly not out there in the millions, but you can get NOS and good used ones, at least for now. And if you are like me you will not use an old TV enough to wear out a CRT. The same for radios that I restore and then seldom use.

_________________
Tom


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 9:43 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Thu 08, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 11217
Location: 06457
Tom Schulz wrote:
hoffies2 wrote:
Show me where I can buy 1950's NOS CRT's, providing (phosphorous) is still ok. NOS radio tubes are out there in the millions and still test the same 80 years later. Not so with vintage CRT's

About 6 months ago I bought a 17TP4 from the Early Television Museum. CRTs are certainly not out there in the millions, but you can get NOS and good used ones, at least for now. And if you are like me you will not use an old TV enough to wear out a CRT. The same for radios that I restore and then seldom use.

NOS or used will cost you more then the TV's worth, I had a GE locomotive tv here that I played often and a few others over 60 years. Many times they weren't always reliable and had some quirk or two. I don't believe in shelf queens. I feel why bother sinking $$$ into something you seldom use, but to each his/her own. Tossed along with other related tv parts a box of 94 NOS Zenith modules, coils, transformers, etc from the 1970's. Couldn't get an opening bid of $10.00 on EBay. Junk like that just takes up space, don't need it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 9:56 pm 
Member

Joined: Nov Wed 30, 2016 7:35 pm
Posts: 468
Location: ohio
Quote:
Junk like that just takes up space, don't need it.

Next time, TOSS it over here please :) I don't need it either, but I have PLENTY of space. MORE STUFF!!!!

_________________
He who dies with the most sheer tonnage of ancient test gear, wins!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 11:10 pm 
Member

Joined: Feb Thu 08, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 11217
Location: 06457
Barry H Bennett wrote:
Quote:
Junk like that just takes up space, don't need it.

Next time, TOSS it over here please :) I don't need it either, but I have PLENTY of space. MORE STUFF!!!!

The time will come this Spring when I will doing a 100% clean out of my work shop..I don't look back and learned this over the years or you will never get rid of ANYTHING. He who has the most when they leave this Earth wins. Me >>>> I'd be in last place.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Mon 08, 2018 12:58 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Sat 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Posts: 1661
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
I took a modest box of TV tubes to a tube seller, John at Pacific TV, and came away with a few tubes that I actually needed. So that's another option, trade them in. Most of the sellers are also buyers.

_________________
It's her famous spinach and feta cheese salad. I never get thick of it.
[:l>)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My last task for 2017
PostPosted: Jan Mon 08, 2018 1:15 am 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 9397
Location: Toledo, Ohio
westcoastjohn wrote:
I took a modest box of TV tubes to a tube seller, John at Pacific TV, and came away with a few tubes that I actually needed. So that's another option, trade them in. Most of the sellers are also buyers.


Not an option around here since there are no volume sellers in my area and shipping would be a pita.

I like the idea of keeping what is needed for the radios I have.

_________________
Jim
KE8GMW
------------------------
"AC volts and DC volts and little lamps and lities..."


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 30 posts ]  Moderator: Alan Voorhees Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cjr W7JBA, NostalgiaRadioTime, Ookpik, Tom Schulz, voroush and 21 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  






















Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB