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CTC-10 Color Receivers (1960 - 1961)

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Christmas Magic with the CTC-10's "The Randolph"
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CTC-10 Chassis Models

Click on a cabinet to view an enlarged image of each model.

CTC10 Model Menu

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Introduced in the Fall of 1960 and sold through 1961, the CTC-10 Chassis was used in eleven different cabinet styles.

Four cabinet styles had different model names with and without remote control. Two other cabinet styles ("Stanwyck" and "Wynnewood") were available only with the seven-function remote control.

For the first time, a model was introduced in the Early American Maple style (the "Fairhaven" with remote control or the "Monticello" without remote control).

Also for the first time, a combination deluxe full-door color console ("Cunningham") was made available with a Stereo Victrola and AM-FM Stereo Tuner. The unit featured a 46 watt audio amplifier with six speakers.

One model, the "Paterson", with its unique protruding CRT-bell enclosure, was a holdover CTC-9 model.

The original CTC-10 consumer brochure was purchased on ebay (for your enjoyment) with cost no object (your donations will be appreciated). Don Kent did his usual excellent PhotoShop editing of these images.

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Indication of Cabinet Finish in Model Number

Starting with the CTC-5 models, an additional number was added to the end of the model numbers shown above to indicate finish type. These were:

  • "0" Genuine Dark Cherry or Autumn Cherry Veneers and Solids
  • "2" Ebony Finish
  • "4" Genuine Maple Veneers and Solids
  • "5" Mahogany Grained Finish, or Genuine Mahogany Veneers and Solids
  • "6" Walnut (Grained or Natural) Finish, or Genuine (Natural or French) Walnut Veneers and Solids
  • "7" Limed Oak Grained Finish, or Genuine Blonde Hardwood Veneers and Solids
  • "8" Genuine Bleached Birch Veneers and Solids
  • "9" Genuine Maple or Light Cherry Veneers and Solids

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V1.02 11-20-2006

Copyright 2006, Ed Reitan

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