Blab-Off Remote TV switch for sale. Used to Control sound on commercials. Device is new but the box that comes with it is a little rough. I can send a photo or two if interested. Referenced on this site at: http://www.earlytelevision.org/blab_off.html. Thanks for your consideration. Dana, dana__foster at hotmail dot com (3/17/14)
|Vintage RCA test equipment and parts, Prints micro fiche ect! No tubes. Fair prices. Located in NY. Fred, 716-689-8379, islerf at verizon dot net
Replacement Push On_Push Off switches for Predicta Televisions. $25.99 Post Paid. Take Pay Pal. Don, dpatterson002 at comcast dot net (1/18/14)
1950' era RCA "fat man" TV repairman plastic bank. In original wrapping. $30 or two for $50. Chuck, ccr43 at verizon dot net (12/22/13)
I have the following for Trade/Sale:
Radio Craft Special Television Issue Jan 1948
Radio News Television Number Nov 1928
Television News Jul-Aug 1932
Television News Dec 1931
Richard, richard.brewster at mercyships dot org (10/1/13)
Flyback for CTC 11. Thorsdarson 281. Works for CTC 10 also NOS. $215.00. plus shipping.
21FJP22A nos GE rebuilt Brand new, Color Picture Tube New (Old Stock Rebuilt)!
21" Round Tub with Bonded Faceplate.
High Emissions - Test Perfect, No physical flaws or defects in glass. Excellent Condition - No Signs of Discoloration or Cataract. Tested with High Emissions on All 3 Guns.
Careful visual inspection revealed nothing on front side safety glass.
DAG coating is perfect and intact.
Tube is very heavy & fragile, No shipping. Arrangements can be made for pick-up in Manhattan (NYC) $600.00.
Norm, 212-260-7617, nsq57 at hotmail dot com (8/27/13)
|Telematic color TV tester. Located in MA. Dorjan, papahaj at gmail dot com (8/25/13)
|This is a old Sylvania picture tube repair kit for sale. My grandfather used to use it to repair TVs in the 50's & 60's I guess. Email me and I can send pictures or I will give you my number so that you can have a more accurate description of the kit. Corey, thecorey2013 at gmail dot com
|Free - 25" color picture tube, fits Heathkit GR2000 and other RCA sets. Sorry, don't have the tube number handy, but will provide it with a picture upon request. Free if you pick it up in Hendersonville, NC, will also meet if a reasonable distance, otherwise, will pack and ship for the cost of the shipping. Contact mjcal77 at yahoo dot com. (8/14/13)
|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 at www.retro-tronics.com (*)
|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
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
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.
The Early Television Foundation has had some custom items made, and we
are making them available to collectors:
| Decal for DuMont Pre-1945 and postwar sets
| Decal for Baird prewar sets
| Replica back and CRT cover for Pre-1945 RCA TT-5
| Brass escutcheon for G.E. Pre-1945 sets
Contact the Foundation for more information. These items can be ordered
|Ed Dinning, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, (eddinning at boltblue dot com)
will rewind power transformers, including high voltage (EHT) ones,
and build replicas. (*)
|Philco Predicta TV ''Network'' components, electronic parts, deflection
yokes, hard to get and match coils, and other electronic components.
predictatv at bigvalley dot net , www.wadictatv.com (*)
|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
|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
|The museum now has a good selection of tubes for sale. Here for a list of the
tubes and prices. (*)