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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:03:13 AM on 27 August 2018.
ABlack's Gravatar
 Location: Magill, SA
 Member since 27 August 2018
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Hello, I have an Astor TV that I'm looking to sell, but I have no idea of it's history. Any advice would be appreciated.

Astor Royal Television
Astor Royal Television

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 11:14:33 AM on 27 August 2018.
Ian Robertson's Gravatar
 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Send Brad some pictures or post a link and we can tell you.

There are a few rare / desirable Astor TV models but most not so.

Condition of the CRT is very important, if this is bad nothing can be done.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 4:13:45 PM on 28 August 2018.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Photos uploaded. Apologies for the delay, due to illness.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 4:23:26 PM on 28 August 2018.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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OK, that could be a series 10 or series 11 chassis from about 1972. Some shots of the chassis inside would confirm. Not very rare unfortunately.

Please resist the temptation to plug it in unless you know it's been powered up in the last few years. Doing so can damage stuff that's hard to replace.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:26:33 PM on 28 August 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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This is a Astor Royal R53WL/8-CX, Series 8, released in late 1966.

I think it is a very funky looking set & well worth a good home.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:18:03 PM on 29 August 2018.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
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Just looking at that black telephone with the non-coiled cord.

Reminds of the one our family had in the 60's, it was black bakelite,
with black cloth-covered cords and a round 4-pin plug.

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