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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:28:05 AM on 29 June 2011.
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 Location: Perth, WA
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Hi. I have an old Pye 501 PA, which is of no use to me.

I'm told it works, though I havent tried. There is a crack in the face glass, but whether this is the tube or some covering glass I have no idea. I assume it would have imploded if it was the tube.

I thought it might find a home if I posted in here, or even help keep someone else's going as spares.

Looking on gumtree I found someone actually selling one of the same model if you need a pic.

http://perth.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-antiques-collectables-1960s-Vintage-PYE-TV-Television-Retro-Space-Jet-Age-Style-Eames-W0QQAdIdZ293658728.

It looks like this, but as I said, with crack.

Anyway, I'm in Perth, so if this looks like something you might like to take off my hands, let me know. If you who know TV's think it's crap, let me know that too, and I'll bin it.

Thanks.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:37:42 AM on 29 June 2011.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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It would be unusual for the picture tube to have a single hairline crack at the front as the glass is very thick and designed to withstand impact from feet, hammers, bricks, etc. So if there is a crack at the front then someone has belted it really hard or the receiver has fallen from a shelf.

That model television has no glass in front of the tube however so if there is a crack then it is definitely the tube. Most often, the tube will succumb at the rear where the glass is fragile and if the whole electron gun is bashed the vacuum will suck it inside leaving a flower impression on the phospher coating on the front of the tube.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:31:02 AM on 29 June 2011.
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 Location: Perth, WA
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Well then the tube is cracked at front, it seems.

So I repeat, does anyone want it for parts/whatever, or should I just bin it?

I have NFI if they are common or if a spare would be of use, but if so, anyone's welcome to it.

edit: It's free, if I didn't make that clear.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:40:22 AM on 29 June 2011.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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The picture tube is cracked but I believe this model of Pye uses a bonded safety glass type tube. It's job is to reinforce the face of the main picture tube in case of failure. This means the crack is in the safety glass layer only and is not a danger at the moment. The tube is however damaged and replacing the bonded safety glass is impractical. I've been caught out by this before. I scrapped an old tube due to a crack in the edge of the bonded layer before I realised that the tube was not structurally damaged.

The set is still worth something as spares. These style of Pyes are quite collectable and I'm sure someone in WA must want one for spares given it's free.

I'd give it a few weeks and if no one takes it, then bin it.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:31:58 AM on 30 June 2011.
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 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
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I've got a Pye 501 PA, so if no-one wants it I'd like the rear metal panel. Mine's badly rusted. I'm in Victoria, but you could leave it with my father, who lives in Perth. If it's got metal legs, I'd be interested in those too.

The tube used in these TVs, the 23HP4, was a common type in mid-sixties sets. It would only cost about $50 to buy a scruffy old television with a good tube in, and a working 501 PA Pedigree is worth a lot more than that.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:57:05 PM on 6 July 2011.
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 Sue
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
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Just wondering if the set's still available. If so, I'll ask my father if he can collect it for me. You can contact me via private message.


 
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