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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:49:06 PM on 24 October 2011.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Hi everyone

I couldn't resist this little guy on Ebay recently. I've been looking for a 50's television but space is starting to be an issue.

The seller told me his family used to take it on caravanning holidays way back when. He fired it up and ran it for a couple of hours before listing it (brave man). I've been doing a bit of reading on the net and there's several references to disconnecting the Visconol EHT smoothing capacitor before turning one of these early sets on. Any information would be much appreciated although apart from some cosmetic work, it's not likely I'll be pulling it apart.


Cheers
Mark

Ekco Television


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 10:36:16 PM on 24 October 2011.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Here's a pretty informative site by a guy whose done a resto on that model. Includes a link to the schematic:

http://cool386.tripod.com/ekco/ekco.htm


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:39:51 PM on 25 October 2011.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Hi GTC

Yes, I saw that site. It's actually for another Ecko model of a similar vintage, the TX-287 of 1957. The TX-275 is the first portable TV designed to run on 12 volts or mains. It's an interesting thing and must have been made tough to withstand being lugged around.

Mark


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:56:07 PM on 25 October 2011.
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 GTC
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Ooops, I see Google has found an embedded reference in the form of a photo caption and I missed the change of model in the heading.

I'm not into TVs but I do like the look of that one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:10:39 AM on 5 November 2011.
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 Location: Ballarat, VIC
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Hi Mark, What sort of information are you after?
There is not much available on these little Ekco's but the circuit diagram is available.

As your set has been running for a lengthy period already it probably won't need much attention to keep it going. It may already have had some repair work done on it in the past which is why it's still working now.
As long as it gets turned on every few months to keep the capacitors healthy you should not have many problems with it.


 
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