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I inherited my father's TV repair business inventory. I have more parts and vacuum tubes and equipment than I know what to do with. A whole large storage unit full of parts pre-1980. He closed his business in 1983-4 to go work for Union Pacific railroad. Anyone who is local is invited to come and peruse the unit or send me an email and I'll see if I have what you need. Located in IL. Leana, 815-570-1905 TFOSS11974 at AOL dot COM (5/7/16)
For sale is a 12LP4 I believe is NOS because it tests as another Ii had which was new, tracking is perfect. $125.00 but hopefully someone will be local because I really dont want to ship it, its to delicate. Located in NY. Thanks. Tim, 845-292-6251, timshawe at yahoo dot com (4/23/16).

Videodyne TV set badge, usually always missing. I have had commercially recreated. A few for sale. $12.00 each postpaid. Neil.  Email "nbd at Juno dot com" (4/5/16)

Offering a very rare Hollywood Radio and TV jacket patch for $45 w/ free U.S. shipping.  I accept Paypal or money orders. Thanks, Patrick in Texas. cbifever at gmail dot com (1/28/16)


I have a new original in factory box 113382 RCA flyback transformer for a ctc15 chassis. 125.00 plus shipping, us states only. If interested call the number shown or send me a message in the email shown. If pictures are needed send me an Email to send them to. Thanks. Tim, 845-292-6251, timshawe at yahoo dot com (1/15/16)

To All: I have recently been asked by the widow of a recently deceased friend of mine to see if there is a market for the TV repair parts. Her deceased husband, left them in her garage. Her husband was a retired Navy tech that ran a TV repair shop during the 1950's, 1960's , 1970's etc. She has hundreds of brand new and categorized vintage TV & radio vacume tubes, CRT replacement parts and all kinds of test equipment. Do you know of anyone that may have an interest in these items. Located in FL. Jud. Please contact Rose Schmidt at rosea2599 at att dot net, (561)391-0859 (12/7/15)

For sale is a Ram XO-36 flyback transformer, FLY-1, also known as a Thordarson FLY-1 , or a Merit HVO-3.NOS in original box with papers inside, 125.00 plus 10.00 shipping. If pics are needed email me and I will send. Tim, 845-292-6251, timshawe at yahoo dot com (11/15/15)
The National Capital Radio & Television has a TV magnifier that has been declared surplus property. It is for sale and we’re taking offers. It is 13 by 10 by 3.5 inches deep, intended for a 10-inch CRT. The L-shaped metal frame that slips under the TV set to hold it up is missing, but it should not be too difficult to make another one out of square stock steel or aluminum. Contact Brian Belanger at for pictures of it.

Complete innards for a 1948 Admiral Bakelite television available for $20. Serial number 02-82149. CRT number 10BP4. Located in VA. Hillary, tupperhilary at hotmail dot com (9/3/15)


WOULD LIKE TO SELL/DONATE TO A GOOD HOME: Original Rider Television Manuals, Volumes 2-27. Original Rider Perpetual Troubleshooting Manuals, Volumes I - XIII. All in good condition (considering their age!). You would pay shipping. Located in CA. Patti, 630-804-2201


N.O.S. Rebuilt 16FP4 picture tube. Tests good. Comes in original rebuilding box. $50. or best offer. Miles, miles_steuding at yahoo dot com (8/1/15)
Friend has two 21FJP22 tubes from an estate. They both check excellent and have no face problems. Asking $250 each. Don, 706-294-2156, dpatterson002 at comcast dot net (7/3/15)

HICKOK 590 TV PICTURE TUBE CRT TESTER $800 Circa 1954, Set the picture tube into the tester. The tube tester is not tested but if you expose the sensor that is placed on the picture tube viewing surface, the meter reacts to the light. Tube tester comes with the original instruction manual and a FREE Picture Tube. The picture tube works but has low emissions. Just right for this tester. This instrument won first place at the AWA test equipment contest in 2011 and was on the front cover of the AWA OTB in the fall of 2011. The ribbon goes with the picture tube tester. See photos for details. Free Shipping Continental USA only. Located in NY. Thomas, tubeworkselectronics at gmail dot com (6/2/15)


Restoration Parts

The museum has a good selection of restoration items, flybacks, yokes, black and white CRTs and color CRTs available to collectors

RCA "Deluxe" Emblem Replica. Used on RCA CTC-4 and CTC-5 sets. Available from Bob Galanter on his website.

Replacement Push On_Push Off switches for Predicta Televisions. $25.99 Post Paid.  Take Pay Pal. Don, dpatterson002 at comcast dot net


Capacitorworld offers a full line of Premium quality Electrolytic and Film Capacitors with very aggressive pricing. $3 shipping, any size order for the lower 48. M-F 9-5. 848-448-8186, 5 Executive DR. Unit L. Toms River NJ 08755. capacitorworld1 at gmail dot com

Online Components  have over 350,000 parts in stock and are an authorized distributor for several manufacturers.

Jeff Weinberg  W8CQ has purchased the Peter Dahl Co., which makes custom replacement transformers for vintage electronic equipment. Harbach Electronics, LLC, 468 County Road 620, Polk, OH  44866-9711.

Reproduction TRK-12 rubber CRT masks, $100 a piece. Contact Barry Kasindorf, barry at barrykasindorf dot com 508-528- 0026
Retro-Tronics now makes replica backs for some TV sets: GE Model 803,  Philco Predicta Holiday,  Philco Predicta Holiday (Unprinted) Philco Predicta Princess Red, Philco Predicta Princess (Unpainted),  Philco Predicta Princess (Unprinted), RCA T-100, and  Stromberg Carlson TC-10. They will also make custom backs. Visit their website.
Replica pushbuttons are now available again for RCA TRK-5, 9/90, and 12/120 TV sets. Cost is $80 for a set, plus shipping. Go to the Renovated Radios site.

Now available for sale: Replacement for the vertical dynamic convergence transformer for the RCA CT100 color TV. Price $200. I will pot the new transformer in your old transformer housing using silicone rubber for an additional $40.

The vertical dynamic convergence transformer in the RCA CT100 color TV is subject to a high failure rate for several reasons. First, the transformer is would with very fine wire, (#40 and # 43 gauge). This fine wire is subject to damage due to corrosion caused by acids and impurities in the materials used to construct the transformer, and from moisture intrusion into the pitch which was used to pot the transformer. The pitch expands and contracts with temperature, and develops cracks. In addition to moisture intrusion, the movement of the pitch may lead to mechanical failure of the fine wires where they are joined to the larger external lead wires. The failure modes show up as open circuits on either the primary, or more frequently, the secondary windings. While this will not cause any damage to the TV, it will prevent proper convergence, and may lead to loss of focus voltage at the CRT.

Second, is the 3-4KV DC focus voltage applied to the secondary of the transformer. This makes the transformer prone to arcing or shorting from secondary to primary. This can lead to a more catastrophic failure. If a short develops from secondary to primary, all the power from the focus rectifier is dissipated into the focus potentiometer. And if the wiper of the focus pot is near the high potential side, all the power is dissipated in a small portion of the resistive element of the potentiometer, burning it out in a matter of only a few seconds.

I have seen several convergence transformers which were open circuit at the start of a CT100 restoration, and have witnessed two transformers short out after the set was restored and powered up, resulting in the destruction of one focus potentiometer. This is what has inspired me to take on the challenge of having a replacement transformer built. These transformers have been installed in several CT100 TVs, as well as Westinghouse, Silvertone and Sylvania 15" color TVs.

So you 15" color TV owners may want to consider one of these replacement transformers. Supplies are limited, with no assurance of future availability.

Any questions email or call. I will bring several transformers to the ETF convention. If you think you will buy one at the convention, please let me know so I bring enough.

John K. Folsom Jr., 450 Golden Dove Ave. N.E., Palm Bay, Fl. 32907 jfolsomjr at cfl dot rr dot com. (321) 725 - 3462

We have designed a simple modulator to be used with British 405 line TV sets. It can also be used with Pre-1945 (AM sound) American sets. We ordered a number of printed circuit boards, and are making them available to anyone who needs one at my cost of $25 or 15 Pounds Sterling, including postage to the U.S. or Europe. More information or order online
Ed Dinning, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, (eddinning at boltblue dot com) will rewind power transformers, including high voltage (EHT) ones, and build replicas.
Pete has a Brand New 5AP4 in a sealed box from approx. 1940's and inquiring if any one is need of this CRT.  He has sold several of these tubes and all of the customers have been very happy with the brightness and clear focus of these 5AP4s.  They are an excellent replacement for the 5BP4 and are much brighter.  (201) 891-4899 or pdtrk120 at yahoo dot com
Bob Dobush (bobtheatre at aol dot com) has octal tube keyway replacements for sale. $1.25 each or ten for $10.00
John Horvath (Amptech Systems) has reproduction backs and HV cages for RCA 630TS, 8TS30, 721 and 621TS sets. He is also interested in knowing if anyone is looking for a Dumont RA-103 back?  He would like to know how much demand exists for them. amptechsys at earthlink dot net