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 Post subject: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Tue 12, 2012 7:11 pm 
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I have a Douglas TV Model 327 with chairside phonograph and tv tuner. The only thing I was able to find on it, was the Sams photofact. It has a date of 1954 on it. It says it was manufactured by the Douglas Roesch Inc. Address of 2200 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA. It also has (CH. S-103, T-103). The Sams photofact is set 246 folder 4. I'm just trying to find out any more information on the set. I've never seen another one since this, and have not been able to find any other information. Again its a Douglas tv that has a chairside phonograph that has all the controls for the tv on the chairside piece. It then has a rather large cable connecting both pieces together. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Tue 12, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Nice set. I'm glad you have the room for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Tue 12, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Interesting. I have never heard of that company either. You probably have a very low production set on your hands. Looks to be in great shape too.


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Wed 13, 2012 2:56 am 
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I agree you could have the only survivor, or one of just a few. This can't have been widely distributed nor had a high production, although the general opinion always was that it took a production of about 10,000 units to get Sams Photofact coverage.

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Wed 13, 2012 5:07 am 
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The CRT looks bigger than the standard 21" maybe a 27" tube?

Whatever it is I'm sure this was a high end model and quite costly in it's day.
I hope you intend to restore it or sell it to someone who will!


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Wed 13, 2012 6:57 am 
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I'm planning on restoring it. I have a rather large collection of tube radios and tv sets. I'm finishing up a Zenith Space Command B/W set and then have a Philco Microgrid B/W and then the Douglas set is after that. I was hoping to see if anyone had any information about this company.

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Jun Wed 13, 2012 11:04 am 
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The tube is a 21EP4, so it is 21 inch.


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Feb Tue 10, 2015 6:33 pm 
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I have one myself. no phono player tho. this is the first time I have ever seen or heard anyone talk about it. I've been searching for years.


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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Feb Tue 10, 2015 7:09 pm 
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jmstamp: Do you have any pictures of yours?

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Feb Tue 10, 2015 7:39 pm 
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Interesting in that the CRT mask looks square-ish, as opposed to the usual 4:3 format. Is that real, or my eyes deceiving me? Very interesting set. The chairside concept is both backward looking (to chairside radios of the 1930s) and forward looking (to the Philco Predicta Tandem).

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 Post subject: Re: Douglas Model 327 TV
PostPosted: Feb Tue 10, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Interesting TV. Obviously it was a higher-end set in it's day. The only other set that I know of that had a chair-side remote unit was the '58 Philco Predicta tandem console. What a luxury that must've been in '54!


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