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FREE!! 1953 Zenith console TV
« : June 15, 2021, 08:08:16 PM »
FREE!!!!! Can't beat the price.

Here's my ad over on Videokarma:

Free offer! 1953 Zenith 21" mahogany console. This was my parents' first TV. They bought it before the local TV station went on the air. The nearest station was 95 miles away and the signal was very snowy. But eventually one and then another local VHF station appeared and a UHF station that required a converter that sat on top of the TV. Three stations to choose from!

Here's a link to a photo:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...SmkFzHMcAjNSlg

The TV is located in Bay City, MI (100 mi. N of Detroit). Free!!! I've got enough old radios, not to mention cars and boats, to keep me occupied until I'm 150 years old, so it's time to let this one go to somebody who can have fun with it.

Chris Campbell

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FREE!! 1953 Zenith console TV
« #1 : June 16, 2021, 06:59:13 AM »
For some reason, Chris, I can't open you link.  It gives an error 400 what ever that means?   Good luck with finding a new home for your Zenith. 

Bill


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« #2 : June 16, 2021, 08:50:03 PM »
Odd; did it to me too.  I just copied the link and pasted it in and it worked.  Here's the one that worked:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/U7Mt8_t58uZ7uIUWdiiO-Ouo7RtR6HOkfV3z_nxFjiHXvLowmIdpVtWYnUP6yuPKNVCFsc5ySmkFzHMcAjNSlg

Try that.
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« #3 : June 17, 2021, 07:09:49 AM »
Yup, that worked and it's a cool looking Zenith.   Thanks Chris.
 
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« #4 : June 17, 2021, 05:51:18 PM »
Spread the word if you know any TV enthusiasts!  Over on Videokarma somebody suggested that it was a high-performance model.

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« #5 : June 18, 2021, 07:54:57 AM »
Actually, I will run it by the guy that is fully a Zenith nut and see if he is interested.  Does it work, or maybe I should ask when was the last time it worked?   That is probably a dumb question, but I know he will ask. 

I have one of these.  It does not work, the cabinet top and sides are Masonite with the finish pealing off, and the woofer is missing along with some tubes.  It is not high on my priority list of things to do. 

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-rca-victor-1958-deluxe-black-149403676

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« #6 : June 18, 2021, 03:58:40 PM »
Actually, I will run it by the guy that is fully a Zenith nut and see if he is interested.  Does it work, or maybe I should ask when was the last time it worked?   That is probably a dumb question, but I know he will ask. 

Bill

It was working the last time it was plugged in (30 years ago).  It has been hibernating since.  I may try to snag a photo of it on Monday when I have to be there to open up the house for some boiler repair.

Chris