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 Post subject: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Fri 08, 2017 12:23 am 
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Rare seeing these turn-up with the original factory deluxe magnifier. The broken stabilizer rod is an easy fix. I don't know if there's a reserve, but it's sure worth the starting bid anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 3:11 pm 
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decojoe67 wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Approx-Pilot-Television-TV-37-w-Original-Magnifier-and-Operating-Manual/202139506991?hash=item2f1074192f:g:YuYAAOSwVKRaKWQH
Rare seeing these turn-up with the original factory deluxe magnifier. The broken stabilizer rod is an easy fix. I don't know if there's a reserve, but it's sure worth the starting bid anyway.

I remember standing outside a appliance store window watching Friday night fights probably on this model set. About 1947, $175.00 knocks me out of the bidding..


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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 3:32 pm 
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hoffies2 wrote:
decojoe67 wrote:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Approx-Pilot-Television-TV-37-w-Original-Magnifier-and-Operating-Manual/202139506991?hash=item2f1074192f:g:YuYAAOSwVKRaKWQH
Rare seeing these turn-up with the original factory deluxe magnifier. The broken stabilizer rod is an easy fix. I don't know if there's a reserve, but it's sure worth the starting bid anyway.

I remember standing outside a appliance store window watching Friday night fights probably on this model set. About 1947, $175.00 knocks me out of the bidding..

Great story. I love those old photo's of people watching television in store windows.
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As far as the set goes, in good condition with a good original CRT - and with the rare magnifier, the set could easily be valued at $400 as-is. If I've seen 10 of these deluxe magnifiers (there was a lower cost factory version with a smaller flange and no decal or channel selector viewing window) in all my years of collecting it's a lot. Really worth every penny of the $175. I would bet this set will sell at least in the $300-$350 area.


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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Sat 09, 2017 11:32 pm 
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That is a good picture Joe. People standing on a sidewalk looking at a TV in the window. Nowadays, everyone is staring at the screen of their phone as they walk down the sidewalk.


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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 5:14 am 
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Scott wrote:
That is a good picture Joe. People standing on a sidewalk looking at a TV in the window. Nowadays, everyone is staring at the screen of their phone as they walk down the sidewalk.

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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
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Unfortunately, the seller does not know if the CRT is good.

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 Post subject: Re: Pilot TV-37 w/original magnifier
PostPosted: Dec Mon 11, 2017 3:04 pm 
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radiojwk wrote:
Unfortunately, the seller does not know if the CRT is good.

In regard to the CRT, that's like saying, "I have a loaf of bread from the 1940's, do you think it will be good"?


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