Mel and I picked this up not too long ago. We loved the look of this set and it was very clean (as though no one had ever really used it). I am unsure of the year, but I am guessing 1957-1959. This is a black and white television but the unique thing about this unit is that it is slim. It can hug a wall really close without taking up too much space.
I took it to my good friend Fred Deal to tune it up and replace all the paper capacitors with Mylar capacitors. He restores mechanics of antique, crank phonographs, reproducers, cylinder and disc type players. He also rebuilds antique radios and TVs to better than factory specs with new Mylar capacitors. It runs like a champ now and will look great in our Tiki room for movie night.
I know some of you might own vintage tv’s but may have no idea how to get your DVD player to play through it. Let me help you with that quandary. You will need the following items:
The first thing you do is connect the tv matching converter to the back of the television. This will be achieved by unscrewing the two ports on the back of the television enough to slide the connectors on the tv matching converter underneath, then tighten down.
Then hook the coaxial cable to the tv matching converter. Once that is done then connect the coaxial cable to the back of the television RF converter to the connection port that is listed as “to tv“. The next step is to take your red, white and yellow RCA cables (usually come with the RF converter) and connect them to the back of the television RF converter and the DVD player.
Once all this is done then plug everything in and test it out. You may have to put a movie in and play it while you search for the right channel. Once this is done then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show!