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 Post subject: 1949 Silvertone Cat. #9121 Ch. 101.867
PostPosted: Apr Mon 29, 2019 4:28 am 
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Guys,
I just acquired this TV. It is kinda interesting. It is a 1949 Silvertone 12" TV. Catalog number #9121, chassis number is 101.867. It uses a 12LP4 CRT. Insides are real dirty from dust, but looks like no rust and seems to be all there. It uses push button tuning. Whatta think?


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 Post subject: Re: 1949 Silvertone Cat. #9121 Ch. 101.867
PostPosted: Apr Mon 29, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Good afternoon to Crist and all:

Personally, I would say that you have a very nice 1949 Silvertone TV find. Hopefully the CRT is in good shape. Restoring is a labor of love not about the money since there are a lot of capacitors to replace, a few high wattage resistors and tuner cleaning to do.

The Model 9121 is listed in Rider's Television Vol 4, pages 10-18. You can also use Sam's PhotoFact Set 95 Folder 5 as additional info. Chassis 101.866 and 101.867 are very much the same but use different RF tuners.

Note that Colonial had slightly different versions of the same circuit design. There are identical looking models but below the CRT is either 3 controls or 4. The set you have has 3 controls and chassis 101.866 also has 3.

Another way to say this is that Sam's PhotoFact Set 66 Folder 15 could lead a restorer down the wrong path of parts.

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The set is mid 1949 judging by the appearance in Sears advertising. 2019 is the 70th birthday for your Model 9121.

John


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 Post subject: Re: 1949 Silvertone Cat. #9121 Ch. 101.867
PostPosted: Apr Tue 30, 2019 3:55 am 
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John,
Thanks for the information! The 12LP4 tested very good.
All my restorations are labors of love because I enjoy doing them to the best of my ability.

I got this TV at an auction and it wasn't even listed. It was part of a pre-sale which parts, chassis, cabinets, basket cases, etc. You get the picture. At first I wasn't really interested in it but thought I bid anyway just to see if the CRT was any good. After I won it I looked a little closer and darn this is a neat TV. The chassis is in nice shape too. This will make a nice restoration series.


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 Post subject: Re: 1949 Silvertone Cat. #9121 Ch. 101.867
PostPosted: Apr Tue 30, 2019 4:57 pm 
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Good morning to Crist and all:

I want to clarify my statement, "> Another way to say this is that Sam's PhotoFact Set 66 Folder 15 could lead a restorer down the wrong path of parts. <".

I was thinking specifically of restoring the chassis, not the push button tuner.

If you need to restore the push button tuner on chassis 101.867 then you WILL need Sam's PhotoFact Set 66 Folder 15. The Model 8132 uses the exact same tubes as the Model 9121. 2-7F8, 7AG7 and 6AK5. Which, I'm assuming, is the identical push button tuner on both Silvertone models.

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The Rider's Vol 4 has all the data for Model 9121, chassis 101.867 but unless you have an original Volume 4 book the DVD scans can be too dark to gather the right information to restore the set. Two original Sam's when pieced together can give a clear picture over a poor DVD of Rider's Television Manual Vol 4.

Hope this is of some help.

John


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