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Looking for Zenith hybrid and early solid state sets or parts.located in Columbus, OH. Cash or trade? Ronnie, 614 886 9394, sampson159 at aol dot com (8/21/15)

Wanted: ARVIN 21" table model B&W TV....Model 21-554KM Wood or metal case. Either working or non working, but needs to be complete with no missing parts. Jimmy, 330-388-1626, JimmyCFO at aol dot com (7/20/15)

I am working in the set decoration department of a film about President Johnson and the year between Kennedy’s Assassination and his own election in November 1964. 

LBJ famously had 3 matching televisions both in the Oval Office and in his private study, so he could watch all three networks at the same time. The three in the Oval Office were built into a custom cabinet that we are going to make. Please take a look of the research photos I am attaching.

We are trying to recreate this look in both Office sets. We are able to find similar looking televisions in Los Angeles prophouses: the problem is finding three matching sets. Due to their age and scarcity we know it may be impossible to get the exact televisions pictured, but are trying to find TV sets that are as close as possible as far as their look. (They don't have to be the exact model but they definitely need to be of the right period.) 

I am reaching out to you all in the vintage television community, in the hopes that someone might have multiple sets, or between a couple of you we can find three matching sets (The TV’s don’t have to work.) And in the case of the large ones, the back cases don’t have to be in great shape, as long as the fronts of the consoles are in good shape.

We don't have a lot of time, but if there is any help or advice you could give us it would be greatly appreciated. You can reach me at my email: howdy brent at gmail dot com. Thank you very much! Brent, 323-422-4396, howdybrent at gmail (7/16/15)


WTB: Pilot TV-37; restored is my first choice. This is on my "bucket" list and I am willing to pay any reasonable amount for this set. As a kid, I paid $99.95 for one that I purchased at Kitts Piano (a Steinway dealer) located in Washington D.C. William, (2/23/15)

DUMONT WANTED: I am interested in purchasing a Dumont RA-103 Chatham "Doghouse" television. I prefer an original, non-restored example. Please email me with a description and your terms. Thank you in advance! Bill - Minneapolis, Minnesota. wcf720 at me dot com (11/28/14)

Looking for ANY 1960s televisions for a TV show based in the 1960s. Does not have to be functional but if it is, that's great! Not looking for anything too huge either. Please email me with picture, willing to negotiate a fair price! I'm in PA. Rich, richmurphy43films at gmail dot com (11/11/14)

I'm in Cincinnati, and preparing for a community theatre production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST to be staged in November.

The show is set in 1965, and I'm looking for a portable B&W TV, something like what might have been in a hotel. We need to be able to play a clip from the 1965 World Series - we would need to be able to tie a DVD player into the unit and at least display the picture.

Ideally, we'd like to borrow the unit in exchange for tickets to the production and/or advertising for you or your business, but can rent it if need be.

Is there somebody on this list in the Ohio area that might be able to help us?

Many thanks,

Ray Persing
The Drama Workshop
trpersing at gmail dot com