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 President TV sets ?? Does anybody know who made them? Any info, old ads anything
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Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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President TV sets ?? Does anybody know who made them? Any info, old ads anything, Thanks Pete.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:06:51 AM on 4 November 2016.
Ian Robertson's avatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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That would be "Precedent".

AW Jackson Industries
The Crescent
Annandale.

The very last B&W TV production in 1973 (after Philips buyout) used Astor chassis.

Cheap but well designed and built TVs. Quite good performers and very reliable.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:22:44 AM on 4 November 2016.
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Hello , hmmm spelling was always one of my many bad points ,,, I had one years ago and it was a 3 in 1 , it was a very early 60s model , I recently bought a 60s tv 3 in one , and the only badge on it is "" consol super delux , I will pick it up on the week end and be able to have a better look at it , but I though it might be a Precedent ,, thank you pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:12:35 AM on 4 November 2016.
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Ian !!! Thank you , I did some research with the information you gave me and all though I did not find a photo on my model , I did find their Grill Cloth and cabinets designs and its a precedent tv set ,, I look forward to getting the tv set ,, Thank you pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:08:50 PM on 6 November 2016.
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Here is the TV I bought, I believe its a 1964 Precedent. This set is still working
 photo radiogram 013_zpsqhgu3jmc.jpg


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 1:34:54 PM on 7 November 2016.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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They must have sold 100,000 or so of that model, in production for 10 years with small changes. They were everywhere. Cabinet is Marviplate - PVC coated metal.

That's an early one, I can tell from the channel knob with the FT knob in the middle. Astor tuner prior to the introduction of set-and-forget tuning. The vision IF is on a pluggable PCB. All of these sets used the 23HP4B bonded CRT.

I'm not surprised it's still a runner. No paper caps by this stage, Jackson's were one of the first manufacturers to phase out paper caps (although they still used them for a while in non-critical locations) and the chassis had been around long enough to be thoroughly debugged. It uses a relatively low HT voltage and runs cool, a very simple, understressed design. Chassis flips back by releasing two wire clips on each side - not obvious..

You shouldn't have to do much to this TV to bring it up to full spec. If the vertical linearity is poor, replace the cathode bypass electrolytic on the vertical output stage - 6BM8 just below the EHT cage. Noisy pots respond to a bit of CRC. Clean the tuner contacts. Etc!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 2:24:22 PM on 7 November 2016.
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Hello Ian, Thanks for all your help with info on this one. I'm very happy with it and for $60 in working condition is great , All it needs is a bit of clean up and detail. The only thing that is not working is I'm only getting very low sound from the Record player. Radio is nice and loud. It may just need a new needle and head.

I have lots of old TVs from the 50s and 60s but I have been after one of these for awhile. But every time they came up for sale they were in VIC or SA and I live in Dee Why!! Anyway I have one now and it will stay with me until the relos sell off all the stuff when I snuff it!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> many thanks, Pete.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 3:11:19 PM on 7 November 2016.
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That's a nice looking set.

Do you have a model number for it?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 3:25:15 PM on 7 November 2016.
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G-Day. Yeah it still has the sticker on the back Model Number 263. Built in 1964. Yeah It was a good find this one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 1:47:15 PM on 8 November 2016.
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The member Monochrome kindly sent me the schematics !!! I have them on google drive if anybody needs a copy
SCHEMATICS LINK AND DOWN LOAD

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yAJ2bw4-bcM2ZLck9nYmRLMUg2ZDU0N0pXWVlrX0xpU3hr/view?usp=sharing

Here is my chassis

 photo chssis 001_zpsjmafoi7f.jpg



 photo chssis 005_zpsbc3z4goa.jpg


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:16:35 PM on 11 November 2016.
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 Sue
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Pete, the low sound from the record player may be a dud crystal cartridge. Over time the crystal absorbs water from the air and cracks up. Since working crystal carts are hard to find now, you might have to use a high-output ceramic cart instead.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 8:00:46 PM on 12 November 2016.
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Hello Sue , Thank you , I will look into more next week when I have more time and I want to buy a new meter as well, I have cleaned the points and 3 ways switches etc ..But I have not tested it since then . So I saw you post on the Thorn TV !!,Not many old Thorns about ..I have one .But I never see any others .. Thanks for your chat and help.. all the best Pete.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:37:12 AM on 20 November 2016.
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That brings back memories. I pulled one of these apart as a kid of about ten. One of the anode bypass capacitors in the radiogram section had shorted causing the rectifier to short and the mains transformer to incinerate. It was a blackened mess and the cabinet above it was charred to black. Strangely the output transformer survived intact. I rebuilt the radiogram section just as a stereo amplifier and used it for many years. One thing I remember about the TV chassis was that the component leads were not bent around the lugs as was usual, making it very easy to pull it apart. I probably still have some of the components in my parts drawers.

One question, does the model 263 designation refer to the TV chassis or the whole unit? There is a circuit for a 263 in the TV Service Handbook but it only shows a TV chassis with no indication that it is part of a combo.

Cheers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 6:35:43 PM on 20 November 2016.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Hahahh Hello !!!!!!! well where's all the parts !!!!!! """"Gosh Kids"""" The model 263 designation refer to the TV only as I only have that one page. Its a Good old unit and I'm still working on it,,, I have replaced all the 3 core mains to the 3 units as they were perished in parts and I'm chasing up on a Booster cap at the moment,,,but its getting there and soon I hope to be watching I Dream Of Jeanie on It !!!! """""""""I still dream of Jeanie"""" hahah Thanks for your post/////////Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 12:25:33 PM on 23 November 2016.
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 Sue
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I may have a booster cap for this because I pulled a 263 apart a few years ago. What's the value and voltage?

I hate gear with the component leads tied in knots around the solder lugs. Yay for Precedent, boo to Astor!


 
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