When we purchased this, it really did not require any special restoration. I touched up the cabinet and cleaned it but other than that it is in great shape. This Philco model was the first television model able to pivot side to side so you can turn the viewing direction . It has a really nice cabinet that had a lot of style. The great thing is that it works. Of course the antenna is not an option anymore (just for looks), but I did connect a DVD player and it works great (Some like it hot is playing). I am sorry but the quality of what was made then compared to today is incomparable. This television is over 60-70 years old and it works! Who ever owned it sure took great care of it.
What Mel and I like to do is once a month we plan for a 50’s tv night, usually on a weekend. What we do is hang out in our ultra 50’s living room, put in a 50’s movie and just experience what it was like. I can tell you there is something to the overall feel you get sitting there watching a classic movie on an original television from the period. We love it.
This will be a cherished item in our house for a long time.
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