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 Tour of Early Television Foundation museum in Columbus Ohio
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:26:45 AM on 1 April 2017.
Ian Robertson's avatar
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I was fortunate enough to have visited this museum about 5 years ago. This is a brief but fairly comprehensive tour of an amazing place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtHxOAGZYrA&feature=youtu.be


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:41:39 PM on 1 April 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Cromer, NSW
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There's nothing like that here in oz.
The scene here is pretty dead.
England has a growing interest with some nice looking sets .
I have often thought about getting a few people together and holding a exhibition in one of those old Halls you can hire for only a token cost for the day. Play some old tv shows on the tvs and also include some old Radios or Radiograms and you've got a fun day.
Gosh ! More fun then mowing the Lawn.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:41:51 PM on 1 April 2017.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:25:18 PM on 1 April 2017.
Ian Robertson's avatar
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Yeah the place in Columbus is a great Mens Shed!. Pity the vid didn't show the CRT rebuilding facility.

Closest we have here is a place just west of the mountains, lots of TVs, none working though.

Maybe do it in the hall at Forestville, where they do the model trains once a year? Count me in!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:32:16 PM on 1 April 2017.
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I had already counted you in !
I knew you would be keen.
Chat soon about this , pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 3:49:05 PM on 2 April 2017.
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I too would like to know the true level of interest in Vintage Televisions, here in Australia.

Apart from the vintage TV forum section on this site, I have to look elsewhere (overseas) for anything TV set related.

I've noticed lately that Colour TV's on ebay tend not to sell. Is this because of lack of parts or knowledge to repair them?

Is it the sheer size of TV's that stops people collecting them? I remember being at many HRSA meetings where Consoles and Radio-Grams would not get any bids because no-one had room for them.

In my little workshop from where I am writing this, I have eleven TV's. The strange thing is that one has to hunt to find them. They are burried beneath NUMEROUS projects awaiting their turn to be to fired up and restored as needed. There are more TV's through-out the house.

If you are considering a show, meeting, or anything else TV set related, count me in.

Wayne.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 4:04:27 PM on 2 April 2017.
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Tellies, consoles and radiograms don't sell for one reason - space. I have about ten consoles and once had many more but about two thirds of them were no-namers with little historic value. I wanted to sell them but no-one was interested. After stripping the no-namers for parts and valves I tossed them on the tip. My heart was in my throat when I did it but at the end of the day I couldn't even give them to anyone and I needed them gone so I could shift house.

The ones I kept were ones I wouldn't dispose of with two loaded shotguns pointed at me, as they are classic AWA, Airzone and the like of the 1930s. These are stored carefully for future display.

I'd love to have a 1956 AWA 10-channel set and will get one when one with a cabinet in good condition comes by. Apart from that I am not really a television collector.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 4:53:16 PM on 2 April 2017.
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Size has nothing to do with it.
60s valve Radiograms are going through a boom at the moment and if the electronics chassis have been restored and not even the cabinet, The right model sells for 1200 to1600.
The thing is the early stuff from the 30s or 40 is not selling.
Recently a late 60s GE radiogram sold for 1800 and a Astor concertmaster from 62 sold for 1400.
It boils down to fashion ,whats in and whats not.

But regarding tvs I dont care what their worth because thats not why I collect them . Cheaper the better I still have some room left in the house


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 5:11:46 PM on 2 April 2017.
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Space in the home is always the reason I've been given. On some occasions it was by people who collect from all decades. I'd be prepared to guess that most collectors live in modest homes by today's standards where living areas are smaller than those in modern homes and bedrooms are somewhat larger than modern ones.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:30:13 PM on 2 April 2017.
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Oh I dont about that, There's guys around that collect all kinds of strange things, There is a guy here in Sydney who collects Amy Tanks and many guys have large car collections and the list goes on and on. I think if you want something you will store it some where.
I have 15 tv sets and 6 radiogams.
But most people would be happy to have just one and that should not reflect on the value. A collection can be a theme or a style or an era.
Remember when the boomers bought all the Victorian houses up and then filled them with that era furniture? I guess thats a collection too.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:57:43 PM on 3 April 2017.
Ian Robertson's avatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Re old TVs, I think we collectors have to accept we are very much in the minority.

The museum in Ohio is only open one day a week, although they did open for me on a weekday by prior arrangement and gave me the run of the place for as long as I wanted. . The site is an old railway freight terminus building at the end of what was a railway that closed in 1962, in Hilliard, an outer suburb of Columbus. Sleepy little village, or it certainly was on the very hot day I was there.

I doubt we could get that sort of space around Sydney for anything like the going rate in Hilliard OH.


 
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