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 Post subject: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 9:44 am 
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I'm going to look at one of these tomorrow. What should I look for? Are there any known problem areas in these? Anything that I should walk away from, even for $50? It looks cosmetically presentable, except it's missing it's channel knob - how difficult are they to find? Thanks for any information you can give!

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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 9:53 am 
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I would take a CRT tester with me and if the seller balked at letting me test, I would walk away. Plugging it in is an option but not advisable; the seller may have done this for you already so you might do a sniff test at the back.


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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Fri 07, 2019 3:57 pm 
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The 7JP4 crt cannot be tested on the "usual" crt testers. Measure the resistance between the pins on both sides of the base key. It should only be a few ohms. At least this would tell you that the crt is not completely dead.
The Teletone 7" sets are fairly typical of the breed. I don't remember any particular things to watch out for. The knobs on mine are the same as used on some RCA sets, so they should be easy to find.
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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 12:22 am 
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Thank you for the input guys -I walked away from it. I didn't even get to the point of testing the crt...It was more than I wanted to take on. The pics didn't tell the whole story.

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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Sat 08, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Was its back present? They are always missing.


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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Sun 09, 2019 6:58 am 
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No - no back. One of the many issues it had...

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 Post subject: Re: Tele-tone TV-49
PostPosted: Jun Mon 10, 2019 5:24 am 
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$50 was fair for it if it was in decent condition. That used to be a very common early post-war 7" model, but they are turning up much less these days. The backs on these sets are very often missing. Fabricating a pretty convincing one is easy. It doesn't detract much from the value. A replacement CRT is $100+ if it needed one.
It is a classic little early set.


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