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 Post subject: Scored an Admiral 19A11
PostPosted: Sep Fri 01, 2017 2:21 am 
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Scored this today. Paid a whopping $25 for it. It'll be a while before I get to restoring it.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
PostPosted: Sep Fri 01, 2017 2:39 am 
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Nice score! I'm just finishing the restoration of mine so if you tackle it now
can pass on some things I learned before I forget. Often the hard way!

Compared to other 7JP4 TV's I've done, this was one of the easiest.
The only tricky part was setting up the IF because this is one of those
TV's that uses one IF for both video and audio so the response curve
is a bit more critical. Stock up on some 2.2 meg, 1 watt resistors!
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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
PostPosted: Sep Fri 01, 2017 4:18 am 
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It looks gorgeous, no chips in the cabinet and with all original knobs. A score it is ! Please keep us posted about the (future) restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Dang, nice score! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Nice example for a give away price! If the CRT is good, that in itself is worth over $100. I recently got the same model and it was from the son of the original owner from the original home! A friend got it working and it's a great player. One of the best early post-war 7" set due to having a power transformer. Leave it to Admiral! Enjoy yours.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Those are nice, and they do play well, if you have a good CRT then no problems :)
I have one, I could never figure out the correct color scheme of the knobs because mine didn't have any.
looks like yours is perfect ! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Thanks guys for all the comments. I feel very fortunate to get this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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One of the challenges with these sets is the channel label plate. They tend to be either deformed or broken. This one's not too bad, so your plan may be to work with what you have there.

But I've noticed you're pretty resourceful... Any ideas on how to replace these when they're unusable?

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Tom Albrecht wrote:
One of the challenges with these sets is the channel label plate. They tend to be either deformed or broken. This one's not too bad, so your plan may be to work with what you have there.

But I've noticed you're pretty resourceful... Any ideas on how to replace these when they're unusable?

"Radiolaguy" makes a repro for it for $25 - https://www.radiolaguy.com/RadioDials-page1.htm
The reason many of these are often damaged is because they were meant to be snapped-out for servicing. Under the plate is a hole in which, with a thin screwdriver, you can reach the tuner adjustment screw and make the adjustment while the set is on. The irony is that is so easy to just take the chassis out to get to it. It's kind of surprising how these plates are typically cut very crudely at the top, but it was considered a budget set at the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Tom,
I'll see how good the channel plate is when I pick up the TV. My friend pick it up for me.

Once I get it, I'll determine what will be the best route to go.

I know I can always do a vinyl overlay. I think $25 is too much to pay for a simple vinyl overlay a few square inches in area. If I do one, I'll make available to everyone at a much lower cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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The story behind this TV is that the neighbor's husband died and the elderly widow didn't want to be alone so she decided to move in with her daughter. So she downsized and the seller bought it and a few other pieces before the estate sale.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Nice score Crist, I sent you a tex on phone regarding a radio chassis. Fred Taylor the Cabinetman.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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fred taylor wrote:
Nice score Crist, I sent you a tex on phone regarding a radio chassis. Fred Taylor the Cabinetman.


I replied via text.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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While I'm waiting on parts for the Zenith and better weather to take care of the cabinet, I decided that this would be my next project.
I brought it in and put it on my bench and after the customary pictures, I pulled off the back.


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File comment: Dirty but nice! No rust anywhere. It is a 19A1-SA chassis with a serial number of 38290. It has the rear mounted Vert. Lin pot and the extra .005uf 6Kv cap coming off the Vert. Cent pot.
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File comment: A good look underneath revealed a virgin chassis! I could not see anywhere where there was a component changed. As a matter of fact, it had all Admiral tubes except a RCA 5Y3GT LV rectifier tube. I pulled the HV cover, I was the first one to ever remove it, and while being a little dirty it looked factory "fresh" too.
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File comment: Time to test the CRT. I plugged it into my Philco 50T-702 and got this:

Yup, the CRT looked pretty good. Time to order some HV caps and stuff I need. This looks like it'll be a good restoration. BTW, the cabinet is crack free and with some small scratches that should buff out.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Does anybody have a better scan of Sams 59-2 than what's on the ETF website?
Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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That's really cool. I'm not usually into TV's but I do like these Admiral.
Here's one not far away, tall bakelite, 33". What's all your thoughts on this value wise?
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/d/ ... 60200.html


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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glue_ru wrote:
That's really cool. I'm not usually into TV's but I do like these Admiral.
Here's one not far away, tall bakelite, 33". What's all your thoughts on this value wise?
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/d/ ... 60200.html


Nice looking set. It appears to be in good shape. It even has the pencil box door! Wonder if it has the metal back. I think it has a 12LP4 CRT. It'll be a good player. Decent price too.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Crist Rigotti wrote:
Does anybody have a better scan of Sams 59-2 than what's on the ETF website?
Thanks.

Better yet, I could use the schematic only from Sam's 59-2. The schematic from the ETF isn't all that good.
Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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Crist Rigotti wrote:
glue_ru wrote:
That's really cool. I'm not usually into TV's but I do like these Admiral.
Here's one not far away, tall bakelite, 33". What's all your thoughts on this value wise?
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/d/ ... 60200.html


Nice looking set. It appears to be in good shape. It even has the pencil box door! Wonder if it has the metal back. I think it has a 12LP4 CRT. It'll be a good player. Decent price too.

I agree! Next to the earlier 10" bakelite console, that particular model is the next best with that nice double-D screen. In the shape it's in with the front door it's worth every penny of the price. Restored and polished it it'll be a gem.


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 Post subject: Re: Scored an Admiral 19A11
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I'm going to add the retrace blanking circuit that Phil shows on his website. It shows a 250pf 1Kv cap and a 22K resistor. What type of cap should I use? A ceramic, mica, other?

https://antiqueradio.org/Admiral19A12Television.htm

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