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2008 Convention Presentation

The Craft Of Picture Tube Rebuilding....A Pilgrimage to Hawk Eye Picture Tube Mfg.

Recently Bob Galanter shot 4 hours of raw footage over a period of two and a half days with Scott Avitt at Hawkeye. The footage shows the dying art of rebuilding a CRT from start to finish. There is also footage of the first ever rebuild of a 19VP22 color tube (the tube now works perfectly in John Folsom's Motorola set).

The final edit will be about 90 minutes, and will be shown continuously at the convention. Attendees can also see the picture tube rebuilding plant recently acquired by the museum.