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 Post subject: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 2:19 am 
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I have searched all over for a few days trying to id this set I saw on one of the innertubes sales sites and can't find a match. Add says its a Sears and Roebuck Silvertone. I can find no images or references that match this.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 2:46 am 
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The 6 knob configuration reminds me of the National brand sets.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 3:45 am 
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I think I found it. 1948 Silvertone 8130. Not a good picture but it sure looks correct.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sears_roeb_silvertone_8130.html

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 5:02 am 
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That's it, I wonder who the manufacturer was?

It's unheard of to have 25 tubes in a 7" set.........talk about overkill!

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 6:34 am 
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Mr. Detrola wrote:
That's it, I wonder who the manufacturer was?

It's unheard of to have 25 tubes in a 7" set.........talk about overkill!


According to this discussion the manufacture was Telequip Radio Company.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=338766


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 12:13 pm 
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Nice find! That's an uncommon early post-war TV, especially in blonde. It looks very nice too. That missing knob is a common Silvertone on from the period and should be an easy find. Sears outsourced very reputable companies for their electronics. Enjoy that set!


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 4:28 pm 
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Hard to tell from that picture, but it appears the control markings are missing, so possibly the cabinet was refinished? Stranger yet the Silvertone emblem is missing.


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PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Silvertone sometimes had the functions engraved on the actual knob it's self. So sometime getting the right knob with the right function engraved on it is tricky.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Fri 25, 2019 11:30 pm 
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I too saw that set on Facebook marketplace. I had it all set up to buy,and then asked if the set was refinished. The seller said no but got a little testy when I asked for a better picture of the panel around the knobs. Yes this set should have the knob functions and silvertone on that panel. As I don’t buy sets that have been refinished I decided to pass on the set.

And yes it is a Silvertone 8130


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Oct Sat 26, 2019 12:05 am 
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oldtvsandtoys wrote:
I too saw that set on Facebook marketplace. I had it all set up to buy,and then asked if the set was refinished. The seller said no but got a little testy when I asked for a better picture of the panel around the knobs. Yes this set should have the knob functions and silvertone on that panel. As I don’t buy sets that have been refinished I decided to pass on the set.
And yes it is a Silvertone 8130

I gave the set a second look and the finish leaves much to be desired. I think the top was re-veneered and looks like a butcher block table. It actually would be worth refinishing correctly though being a desirable 7" set and an uncommon one. The CRT alone, if good, is a $100-$150 item.


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PostPosted: Oct Sun 27, 2019 3:18 pm 
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Go for it, that's a rare one! The missing knob might be easy to find; it looks like the ones used on their radios from the same era. Maybe Radio Daze could replicate the decals.

Where is it located?

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Nov Wed 06, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Sorry Tim, I didn't see your question. The tv was in Rockford Illinois.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Nov Thu 07, 2019 2:58 am 
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Did anyone here get it?

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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Nov Thu 07, 2019 3:12 am 
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I got it. I have already passed it on to another member here. I'll let him make any intros to it or him.


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PostPosted: Nov Thu 07, 2019 6:28 pm 
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Govee wrote:
I got it. I have already passed it on to another member here. I'll let him make any intros to it or him.


was the cabinet original?


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Nov Thu 07, 2019 6:34 pm 
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I don't know for sure. Original wood I think so, original stain, probably not.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help ID this tv
PostPosted: Nov Thu 07, 2019 10:39 pm 
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It's nice to see that it went to someone here; I will be looking forward to the restoration details.

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