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The Set: Pete Deksnis's Site about the CT-100

Restoring a Vintage Color Television Set

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These collectors are involved in the often slow, always rewarding restoration of a CT-100. Some are active, others plan to begin soon. There are now six Merrills in Europe: one each in Great Britain and France (operational) and two each in Germany (one operational) and Italy. One collector is restoring a vintage Admiral -- another a vintage Colorcaster. Both use the same crt as the CT-100. One collector documents a CT-100 restoration on another website, click 'web-link' below.

This page serves as a repository for restoration-related information based upon the personal experience and vintage reference materials acquired by collectors in their persuit of a functional color television set that uses the 15GP22 tricolor picture tube.


 

 

The total number of surviving CT-100 television sets known to THE_SET
including those collectors on this information exchange page
is documented in a Living CT-100 list.
In deference to collectors who wish to remain anonymous, ownership information is not published.
However,
as of Nov 29, 2008
the totals are: 133 Merrills,
plus 4 R.I.P., with 36 fully operational.
About Serial Numbers
For the CT-100 serial number report ClickHere
About the 30th operational Merrill listed Click Here
About the one-hundredth Merrill on the list Click Here
For Pete's musing on who was first to produce... Click Here


08-23-99[Steve]04-14-02
09-26-99[Tom]09-25-00
10-22-00[Gary]12-10-01
10-01-99[Larry]10-01-99
10-31-99[Bruce]06-14-00
01-04-00[Mike]09-30-00
02-29-00[Joe]01-07-02
03-11-00[Alan]04-04-00
03-03-00[James]10-20-02
03-14-00[Dave]02-18-01
04-12-00[Rob]10-20-00
9-5-00 [Robert] 9-16-00
9-24-00 [Steve D.] 10-15-00
07-06-01 [Fred H. web-link] 07-06-01
08-07-01 [Gilbert] 9-17-08
10-25-01 [Tim] 10-26-01
11-19-01 [Steve K.] 7-18-02
05-01-03 [Jeff] 5-22-03

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(Text updated 9-24-2000; 7-6-2001; 8-22-2001; 4-16-2003; 8-24-2003; 9-15-2006. See individual links for latest date)