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 Post subject: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 2:00 am 
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In classic LC/FB fashion, I see a listing that has not much more info than "vintage tv" and 10 hours after a request for Make/model I still have no response. Maybe they already sold it and haven't removed the add or only check messages once a week... Anyway even if its sold I would still like to know what it is? I included the 2 pictures from the posting. I tried to match it from the knobs and the fact it has a large drop down panel that hids/give access to the knobs but never found anything that matched.

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 Post subject: Re: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 2:15 am 
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I just got a response from the seller that it is an Emerson. I will try and find a model number. Its an Emerson 612.


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 Post subject: Re: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Fri 01, 2019 2:29 am 
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After reading through a few threads I believe any advice from here would be to let sleeping dogs stay powered off.


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 Post subject: Re: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Sorry that I didn't see your post earlier. I have an old magazine write-up about that model. It is indeed model 612 and from 1949. A nice find as it's a fairly uncommon one. Emerson made good TV's in the early days, so it'll probably be a good performer once restored and have a decent value.
Yes, do not attempt to plug it in and turn it on. It will most likely not work anyway or work very poorly, and you possibly can damage components. Unless you can do the work yourself, which requires years of experience to even attempt it, it will be pricey to have someone restore it. Typically $200-$300.
I think you find this thread interesting. It's about someone restoring that exact model:
https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... p?t=262283
Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Sat 02, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Any pre-1965 television set is going to need recapping; all of the electrolytic, paper, and molded paper capacitors have to go. Many of the old resistors drift upwards in value and a!so need replacement.

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 Post subject: Re: wooden tabletop ID
PostPosted: Nov Sun 03, 2019 11:49 pm 
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I think the seller must watch this forum. The FB listing was for 35.00 for nearly a week then "decojoe67" left his above words and seller price was changed to 125 within hours..... A coincidence I'm sure but it was a crazy timing sync.


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