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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:45:30 AM on 16 October 2019.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
 Member since 19 November 2015
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Back in the 1970's I was given a B/W TV and I have often wondered what brand and model it was.
Its gone to the tip now of course so I only have vague memories.
It was a table top 17".
The chassis was mounted vertically with the tube passing through a big center hole.
The chassis was full of those horrible Ducon wax capacitors and those horrible (IRC?) carbon resistors, like you see in a STC radio.
The valves were 9 pin except for the line output being a 6CM5.
The cabinet was a brown pressed steel rounded thing that the chassis assembly slid into.
I think the channel selector was mounted at the top of the cabinet with volume knob.

That's all I can remember, not much to go on really.
Any ideas?
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 3:44:12 PM on 16 October 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
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It could have been an Astor table top model from the late 50's to early 60's.
I had one as a teenager and it was housed in a deep rounded steel cabinet covered in a light blue vinyl material.
It had the usual line up of Astor valves and was full of paper caps which all needed changing.
It had the channel selector and controls on the top near the rear of the cabinet IIRC.
Worked well when all the dodgy valves,caps and resistors were replaced.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:05:22 AM on 17 October 2019.
Fred Lever's Gravatar
 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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 Member #: 1828
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Hi Irext, thanks for the memory jogger, I think you are right.
It was definitely a 17", I googled around and saw some pictures of sets that look the same.
You are right, it was a Vinyl covered cabinet, mine was a brown colour.
I looked at my JR circuit book and reckon it was a DSJ chassis full of 6BX6 and the like.
There is a link to this set within this forum but I get a 404 when trying.
Not to worry you have cleared that up for my poor memory.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:58:48 PM on 22 October 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Reminds me of a odd set I once had, It was a Pye pedigree, but "" Gold" it was metal with gold vinyl . Never have I seen anther one like it. A friend gave it to me about 15 years ago.
Unfortunately I no longer have it and I can't remember why I still don't have it .
I have Pye pedigree TV's ,but this one was gold . prototype perhaps,,who knows

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:29:43 AM on 23 October 2019.
Irext's avatar
 Location: Werribee South, VIC
 Member since 30 September 2016
 Member #: 1981
 Postcount: 401

The PYE Pedigree is one of two sets I'd like to have in my collection but they are like hens teeth these days and if found usually the seller wants silly money for them (thanks Ebay).
The other is an AWA P1 portable.
The search continues.


 
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