Early Television Museum
Donations Needed to Bring the Rebuilding Equipment from Hawkeye to the Museum
Total donations to date: $4,629 - We met our goal. Thank you.
A few months ago Scott Avitt, owner of Hawkeye Picture Tube Co., announced his retirement. A group of volunteers, headed by Bob Dobush and Bob Galanter, have been working to save the CRT rebuilding equipment and bring it to museum in Hilliard. The goal is to eventually set it up there and rebuild tubes for the collecting community. The first step is to get everything to Hilliard.Scotty has generously agreed to donate the equipment, valued at over $20,000, and Bob Dobush is willing to move the equipment (he needs help, of course). We have room at the museum to store and eventually set up the equipment.
Scotty has agreed to sell us a flatbed trailer which will be loaded with all the equipment. Bob Dobush is getting quotes for having the trailer brought to Hilliard. Bob's estimate is that the project will cost no more than $3,000.
We need your help in raising this money. If we raise more than the cost of moving the equipment, the balance will be held for future costs relating to rebuilding tubes. Please donate as much as you can. Donations are tax deductible and can be made three ways:
Thanks to the following for donating to the fund::