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 Post subject: 3rd Score in a Month!
PostPosted: Nov Sat 09, 2019 10:23 pm 
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So, the previous deals were an Atwater-Kent Model 55 "Kiel" table radio for $40 (fully operational!), and three (3) TVs: a 1949 Garod TV/Radio combo, a 1957 Westinghouse 19" B/W table-top, and a 1957 GE 17T027 portable, all for $150.

Today's score is a 1953 Arvin Model 7218-CB-UHF for $45! The picture tube had a G2 short, but I was able to fix that and restore emission to about 350 using my BK Precision Model 400 CRT Tester. It has both VHF and UHF capabilities. Some corrosion on the chassis, but otherwise in good shape. The power cord was rotten and cracked in several places, so I used the one from the GE to power it up.

I did a slow startup with the variac, and all tubes are glowing. I could hear some static in the speaker, but unfortunately, no picture. I'll need to go through and test the tubes to see if I have a bad one.

The seller told me that she had been asked to clean out a house that had been closed for 30 years. She said some critters had been through, but otherwise it was like walking into a house from the 1960s! The old furniture in place, pictures on the wall, etc. This TV was there as well.

I'll add some photos shortly!!


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd Score in a Month!
PostPosted: Nov Sat 09, 2019 11:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 3rd Score in a Month!
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 2:44 am 
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Nice find.
I just restored a similar Arvin. Might be some help here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=352250

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd Score in a Month!
PostPosted: Nov Sun 10, 2019 3:10 am 
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Crist Rigotti wrote:
Nice find.
I just restored a similar Arvin. Might be some help here: https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewto ... 3&t=352250


Thanks for the link!


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