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 AWA 1958 TV not working $ 595 You would have to have Rocks in your head !
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:07:10 PM on 29 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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This AWA 1958 is on ebay for $595 not working ,,, Did I miss something and money now grows on Trees ?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283961287859


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:34:31 PM on 29 July 2020.
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It's like anything - beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

If that was a 10-channel AWA Radiola from 1956 and it was in as good a condition as that Westinghouse, I'd probably pay that for it, even if not working. There's blokes around that can get it going again and its easy to set up an input to get pictures and sound on it. Such a beast would be great to own but they are heavy.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:23:18 PM on 29 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Oh yes ,That's true. I Guess I see it as costly because I have lots of vintage sets and I've not paid a lot for them. I think the most I've paid was $180 for a set which is my 3 in 1 precedent which looks immaculate but has issues. It was a set I always wanted but could never find in good condition so when did find one I jumped on it.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:18:35 PM on 30 July 2020.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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That's a lovely example but I wouldn't pay $595.00 for it.
Ebay has ruined vintage TV collection as everyone want's the earth for sets nowadays.
Have to rely on barn finds.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 12:53:57 PM on 30 July 2020.
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There is a Kriesler 13-channel set at Mitchell Road Antique Centre for $495.00.

I can post pictures tonight if anyone wants to see it.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 1:07:01 PM on 30 July 2020.
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Yeah Brad. I don't want to buy it ,but I would like to see a pic of it please.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 5:44:46 AM on 31 July 2020.
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Here tis...

Kriesler 121-12 Valve Television
Kriesler 121-12 Valve Television
Kriesler 121-12 Valve Television
Kriesler 121-12 Valve Television
Kriesler 121-12 Valve Television


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:09:59 AM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Thanks Brad !!
Yes these are a Great Set ! about 1959 ,, Ian has a beauty !! They look good with the colour mask . Ive never owned this model ,but if a good unit came up I would buy it , This model with the legs is much better than the floor model to look at .

pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:38:55 AM on 31 July 2020.
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It's still 10 channel. This was 1959.

Note the unbreakable metal knobs and the quality construction which makes the 1958 AWA sitting alongside it at my place look cheap.
Nice feature - the metal strip below the screen unclips to allow easy removal of the safety glass from the front for cleaning. The one in the picture is in dire need of cleaning. Air quality in homes in the 60s was very poor by today's standards. People actually smoked!

Very different to the AWA, that needs the chassis and the CRT removed for this operation.

There was a chassis change in that cabinet style from 90 degree to 110 degree CRT, i.e. 79-2 to 79-3 chassis. I have the 79-2. Mine had a fresh CRT in it when I bought it (according to the history card it had a full overhaul less than a year before colour arrived), but the aftermarket "Radar" EHT transformer failed after a few hours. I successfully grafted an NT3101A transformer into it (thanks to Monochrome TV) and it shows nice pictures.

I plan to restore the AWA when the new CRTs arrive (still not too late guys!) and modify it to DC coupled video - like most US-derived designs and unlike the Kriesler it has floating black level. This spoils the enjoyment of old movies.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 12:31:47 PM on 31 July 2020.
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You are right, Ian. I counted the detents rather than looking at the channel numbers themselves. Mistakes like this is one of the perils of slowly failing eyesight and never taking one's glasses on road trips.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:55:46 PM on 31 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Ian has one Brad!
It's in his lounge. His wife rosemary wants me to take it too the Tip!
I said no problem, no charge , will do.😆😆😆😆😋😋😋😋


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 5:25:51 PM on 31 July 2020.
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I just wish I had the room for a couple of tellies. I'm not strictly a TV collector but a couple in working order would be lovely.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:33:42 PM on 4 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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The AWA TV SOLD = $595


Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:43:39 AM on 5 August 2020.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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Well it doesn't look like I'll be buying any vintage tellies on Ebay any time soon.
$595!! yeesh!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 12:21:49 PM on 5 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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In the states on FB they are often free!
Gives ya the shits!
If it's in Oz it's expensive!


 
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