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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:17:02 AM on 28 October 2023.
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 Location: Silver City WI, US
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My collection: set at back-right is Sony Watchman that has flat CRT, its circuit includes a power "Keystone" Op-amp that modulates the B+ to the Hor-O/P Xsistor. The set at back-left has 3.75" Indextron single-gun Chromatron-type picture tube!

Small televisions

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:19:49 PM on 29 October 2023.
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 Location: Naremburn, NSW
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Photo uploaded.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:36:11 AM on 10 November 2023.
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 Location: Silver City WI, US
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Because the Watchman's flat crt requires modulated Horiz-sweep, they have the Hor-O/P driving the yoke directly, and duplicate the power horiz circuit with an off-the-shelf mini flyback X'former to obtain HV and some other voltages/pulses!

The 3.75" Sony Indextron was the ultimate iteration of the Index Beam CRT having a tortured history going back to the early 50's!


If you can find a limited production Sony mini-Chromatron, you could afford to move to Bondi or Burleigh with ocean view!

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