The Set: Pete Deksnis's Site about the CT-100
Restoring a Vintage Color Television Set
|Why is this guy smiling? Wouldn’t you smile if you’d just found your first CT-100?
But what if you learned that the CT-100 you squirreled away in 1978 is actually a super rare and historically significant RCA Model 5 developmental color receiver?
That’s what’s behind the super wide grin John Garrison’s been sporting recently. His “CT-100” is actually Model 5 serial number B570. And it’s been in his possession for the last 25 years. The most obvious characteristic of a Model 5 cabinet is a diamond-shaped wood design in front of the speaker grill cloth; on a CT-100, that wood filigree is vertical and horizontal.