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 Post subject: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 4:31 am 
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After a long 700 mile round trip to California, I scored this 1956 RCA CTC5 color roundie "The Chandler". The gentleman who I purchased it from responded to a "wanted" ad that I posted on Craigslist. I've now scored 4 roundie color sets off of this ad. :mrgreen:

Needs some light cabinet work on the scratches, but I'm pretty sure I can save the original finish. It's missing the volume and brightness knobs, the high voltage cage cover, and the back cover. It also needs a new "Deluxe" emblem.


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 8:39 am 
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Very nice! And probably not too often seen cabinet style.


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Great looking set!! Hope your crt is good. From your pictures the cabinet doesn't look bad at all. A little elbow grease and some minor touch up and it should look great. Hopefully it'll be an easy restoration.

Can't wait to see some screen shots once it's been completed.

Best of luck with it.
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Nice find! The 700 mile trip shows that you have contracted full-blown vintage TV itis :)

My CTC-7 "Abington" is also missing the "D" on the deluxe emblem, and I've seen several others with the same problem. Maybe it's time to look into having repros made...

I hope the CRT is good. Good luck!

-Clark


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Clark, K9OA wrote:
My CTC-7 "Abington" is also missing the "D" on the deluxe emblem, and I've seen several others with the same problem. Maybe it's time to look into having repros made...


Yes you're absolutely right. I have a CTC-7 Grenoble, and the Deluxe "D" is missing on mine....hmmmm...sounds like we're onto something here. Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2012 7:39 pm 
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A flat emblem like that is straightforward to reproduce if you have a complete original to serve as a model for the mold. If your original is incomplete and you're good at modeling, you could fill in the missing part with clay and then make the mold. At http://antiqueradio.org/EmersonSnowWhite247.htm you can see how I cast a repro of an Emerson Snow White radio panel.

To give a metallic color (and heft), you can mix metal powder into the casting resin. I have a couple of repro parts made that way, and they're indistinguishable from the originals.

Phil Nelson
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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2012 2:43 am 
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Got home from work on time today for a change, and tested the original 21AXP22A picture tube. No shorts, and all three guns well into the "Good" green emissions range. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Should be a good playing set.


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2012 2:55 am 
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Got home from work on time today for a change

How did you manage to do that? Inquiring minds want to know!

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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2012 5:10 am 
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Tom Schulz wrote:
hi_volt wrote:
Got home from work on time today for a change

How did you manage to do that? Inquiring minds want to know!


Perhaps he is the one that stole my teleportation device! :shock: :lol:

When you tested your 21AXP22 did it have good cutoff response? And did you do it in a dimly lit room and watch the neck of the tube? On mine the cutoff meter adjustment was an all or nothing kind of thing. Basically on my B&K CRT tester I have to tweak the cutoff control until the meter needle moves two increments on the meter scale, but on my 12AXP22 I could not get it to move only two increments.....It would either remain stationary or shoot up to way beyond two divisions with no range in between. The neck of my tube also glowed purple which is an indication that the tube has a leak and air has gotten in (which ruins the usability of tube). Mine is shot, and I gather that these tubes have a tendency to go to air if you see any of these issues in your tube it is a bad sign.


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Feb Wed 01, 2012 1:49 pm 
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No problems that I could see. I did not see any kind of purple glow when I looked at the filaments. Cutoff response was good.


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 Post subject: Re: Another New Acquisition....CTC5 "The Chandler"
PostPosted: Feb Sun 05, 2012 1:45 am 
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Great 50's styling.

Purple glow from an air tube would usually be between the grids.


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