Mel and I have had the good fortune to meet a guy by the name of Justin with Stellar Vintage Electronics. Justin is skilled in vintage electronics repair. He has a shop inside Midway Antique Mall and is used by many dealers and customers at the mall. Recently, Mel and I became aware of a 1956 Sylvania Halolight television that Justin modified. Justin specializes in modern color TV conversions into vintage TV cabinets and this is a great example.
This television turned out fantastic. When we first saw this we were soo blown away by the picture and the fact that it works with a modern remote. Justin also makes sure that it has all the modern connectivity that current televisions have on the back.
This is Justin’s next project. This is a 1958 Olympic Hi-Fi Combo. Justin is going to have this unit completely functional including the record player and radio. A neat thing Justin is doing with this television conversion is he plans to make the vintage controls work with the modern television conversion. Justin’s conversions are seamless and we think his abilities will be valued in the antique world. I have had many vintage televisions and had many of them repaired. The bad thing is vintage televisions are prone to breaking down. With what Justin does, it allows all of us mid century decor lovers to incorporate modern technology disguised in a vintage television cabinet. Justin just started a blog where he will showcase what he does so please support his efforts because he is not just a repair guy but in my opinion an artist keeping these pieces alive and in living rooms for years to come!