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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 2:06:22 PM on 31 October 2018.
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 Location: Hallett Cove, SA
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This beautiful TV was found in my 98 year old grandmother's garage wrapped in sheets. We haven't tested it to see if it works.

It's in excellent condition and we would love it to go to a loving home where it will be appreciated as a stunning piece of furniture.

Obviously pick up only from Hallett Cove, SA as it's really heavy (although it has castor wheels).

We are asking $100 for it as it's in mint condition.

Thank you.

Kriesler Television
Kriesler Television
Kriesler Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:33:15 PM on 31 October 2018.
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 GTC
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We haven't tested it to see if it works.

Very wise! Don't be tempted to power it up. Knowledgeable potential buyers will know why this is important and will not ask you to do that.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:12:21 PM on 31 October 2018.
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What he said! VERY important!

Do you have a picture or a model number?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:27:12 PM on 31 October 2018.
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Photos uploaded.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:49:46 PM on 31 October 2018.
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Looks to be in quite good exterior condition, indeed.

Your grandfather would have paid about £260 for that circa 1960, which equates to about $7,500 in today's money, so no wonder he didn't throw it out!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:49:12 AM on 1 November 2018.
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More generally speaking, it is probably why so many radios had second lives out in workshops and garages. To varying degrees, they all cost a lot of money and still worked when they were being replaced at the start of the transistor age.

It's amazing how many modern 3-in-1's are thrown on council clean-up piles after only a few years now. Most of that equipment is just rubbish with a planned obsolescence built in, in most cases. Then look at technology backflips. A few years ago a lot of people rushed to the shops, knocking each over to replace their television with a 3D one. All networks, in Australia at least, have given up on 3D and probably with good reason. Current 3D technology makes a lot of people sea sick and those with monocular vision cannot watch the pictures.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:33:41 AM on 1 November 2018.
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I would have liked to see 3D-TV but fear I never will.

Just like AM Stereo - lovely with the right equipment, but largely ignored by the populace.

Anyway, yes, a very nice TV for sale there. Pity there's no programs to watch, even if it worked.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:16:43 PM on 1 November 2018.
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Most likely a 79/4 chassis. They were a reliable, well-regarded design, deservedly popular.
The power tuner mechanism is very robust, unlike most other makes.

Boski, could you peer through the hole at the back and confirm the chassis number?

I wonder what condition the CRT is in? I'd consider a road trip to SA if it was good.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:32:41 PM on 1 November 2018.
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your comments Smile

Yes, we will definitely be leaving the testing alone!

Ian, the chassis no. in the hole is 65892.

Hope this helps? If any other information is required please let me know.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 3:27:40 PM on 1 November 2018.
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That's the serial number. There should be another number (usually printed by an inked stamp) starting with 79.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 5:24:29 PM on 1 November 2018.
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Sorry.

Chassis type 79-3
Issue 2
Part No. 69-2166


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 5:37:30 PM on 14 November 2018.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Whoa, that makes it a bit rare.
I don't recall seeing a 23 inch model with the 79-3 chassis.
And I did see a lot of Krieslers.
But, it was a long time ago. Maybe the Issue 2 is the clue here.
I thought the much improved 79-4 was in production when the changeover to 23 inch happened.


 
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