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UER Forum > US: Northeast > New 78 year old TV found in abandoned building... (Viewed 1283 times)
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http://www.videoka...hread.php?t=266467

Modified 70 years ago by RCA tech's...
Beyond, museum quality...




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And with no phallic art applied... amazing!

In all seriousness that is a great find and such an incredible set. The pictures of the wiring inside and such are great. Amazing to me that they didn't just catch fire on their initial power up.




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Thanks for the (only) reply, 4Valhal. Here is a commercial for the TV, from 1941.

https://archive.org/details/Magicint1941

It's 8 minutes long, please choose the MPEG2 link, has the best picture quality. You will see RCA "used sex to sell" at the the end...





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<you wrote> Amazing to me that they didn't just catch fire on their initial power up.<end of quote>

Don't laugh! They did in Soviet Russia. People would toss out their flaming TV's from their high-rise apartment building balconies...




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oh wow !!

Very cool that you acquired this and are the first owner !!




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You wrote:

<Very cool that you acquired this and are the first owner !!>

I did not, a fellow member at Videokarma did. Check-out the link in the first post...




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Beautiful set! Didn't even know they got made that way back then.




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<you wrote> Amazing to me that they didn't just catch fire on their initial power up.<end of quote>

Don't laugh! They did in Soviet Russia. People would toss out their flaming TV's from their high-rise apartment building balconies...


Most unfortunate. That circuitry (is it still called that when it's from that time?) is insane.

And thank you for sharing that commercial. I love old advertising and that is a definite gem. "Hey Frank, I bet people would watch more if we have a hot blonde jump up and down on a diving board... just to show how a TV works of course."




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