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 Post subject: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 5:06 pm 
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I haven't had much time for restoration projects lately, but I did pick up a few sets.

First up a Predicta Holiday sold off by the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications. Only $45 and local pickup. Not legs or CRT back but I figure it was worth that for parts if nothing else.

Discovered later it has a replacement CRT with a longer neck that tests fair. CRT back cover would have needed spacers or something. Probably why they left it off.
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Nastiest screen cover I've yet encountered :yuck: :puke:
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Next up a couple sets off craigslist. A small house out in the western burbs was being clear out after the owner passed away. He had collected a few old TVs, radios and ham gear.

Got the pair for only $80.

First a classic Philco 50T-1403 in pretty good shape including the back.
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Finally, the set I really wanted. An Emerson 628 with an Ingrham designed cabinet. It has all the knobs tucked away inside.

Here's one in better condition. I hope my cabinet will look as nice once touched up.
http://www.myvintagetv.com/emerson_628.htm


Chassis was sliding around inside with no bolts to hold it down.


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Both went straight into storage will try to get more photos soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: Apr Thu 18, 2019 10:27 pm 
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Cabinet by Ingraham, one of the few televisions they did. Very good find there. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: Apr Sat 20, 2019 10:48 pm 
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Nice project sets Bob. I had a chance to get the Emerson at a retail price several years ago, but had no space for it. It has the typical Ingraham richly burled grain veneers. Good luck with the resto.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: Apr Tue 30, 2019 6:44 pm 
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Hello bob ,
nice sets I like the emerson


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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 2:50 am 
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Like that Emerson - especially with the built in radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 3:17 pm 
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Here are some more photos of the Emerson. Found all the knobs but one inside the set. The chassis looks like quite a challenge :)

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Also, I was a bit surprised at how well the Predicta cover cleaned up.
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 Post subject: Re: Philco and Emerson recent finds
PostPosted: May Thu 16, 2019 4:17 pm 
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Nice work Bob - as usual.


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