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Hi ! I’m from Quebec city (Canada) and I would have some old books regarding television and radio to sell. Maybe someone would be interested to buy some of them. I have attached a file with a short description of them. Claude, calvius at videotron dot ca (3/10/17)

I have a mixed variety of right at 100pcs. +\- 1 or 2 NOS new old stock today's value they can run $5-$20 ea depending on the item even tho the old original price stickers say anywhere from $1.99-$6. Im wanting to sell these wholesale lot for $250.00 obo that would be approx. $2.50 ea. The last official count three months ago was 104pcs. Local transaction Preferred but if you know of another safe way for transaction hit me up. Tom, 479-877-0300 thomassoard at yahoo dot com (9/4/16)


I have a rather large (roughly 5 inch diameter) thick metal coin that looks like a liberty dollar on the front but says RCA XL-100 and 100% Solid State Accucolor on the back. Don't have a picture right now, but can take one if any interest. Dan, mrdwlord at gmail dot com (6/23/16)
I inherited my father's TV repair business inventory. I have more parts and vacuum tubes and equipment than I know what to do with. A whole large storage unit full of parts pre-1980. He closed his business in 1983-4 to go work for Union Pacific railroad. Anyone who is local is invited to come and peruse the unit or send me an email and I'll see if I have what you need. Located in IL. Leana, 815-570-1905 TFOSS11974 at AOL dot COM (5/7/16)
For sale is a 12LP4 I believe is NOS because it tests as another Ii had which was new, tracking is perfect. $125.00 but hopefully someone will be local because I really dont want to ship it, its to delicate. Located in NY. Thanks. Tim, 845-292-6251, timshawe at yahoo dot com (4/23/16).

Videodyne TV set badge, usually always missing. I have had commercially recreated. A few for sale. $12.00 each postpaid.Neil. Email "nbd at Juno dot com" (4/5/16)

Restoration Parts

The museum has a good selection of restoration items, flybacks, yokes, black and white CRTs and color CRTs available to collectors

Mask for Motorola 7 inch sets

RCA "Deluxe" Emblem Replica. Used on RCA CTC-4 and CTC-5 sets. Available from Bob Galanter on his website.

Replacement Push On_Push Off switches for Predicta Televisions. $25.99 Post Paid. ;Take Pay Pal. Don, dpatterson002 at comcast dot net


Capacitorworld offers a full line of Premium quality Electrolytic and Film Capacitors with very aggressive pricing. $3 shipping, any size order for the lower 48. M-F 9-5. 848-448-8186, 5 Executive DR. Unit L. Toms River NJ 08755. capacitorworld1 at gmail dot com

Online Components have over 350,000 parts in stock and are an authorized distributor for several manufacturers.

Jeff Weinberg  W8CQ has purchased the Peter Dahl Co., which makes custom replacement transformers for vintage electronic equipment. Harbach Electronics, LLC, 468 County Road 620, Polk, OH  44866-9711.

Reproduction TRK-12 rubber CRT masks, $100 a piece. Contact Barry Kasindorf, barry at barrykasindorf dot com 508-528- 0026
Retro-Tronics now makes replica backs for some TV sets: GE Model 803,  Philco Predicta Holiday,  Philco Predicta Holiday (Unprinted)RCA T-100, and  Stromberg Carlson TC-10. They will also make custom backs. Visit their website.
Replica pushbuttons are now available again for RCA TRK-5, 9/90, and 12/120 TV sets. Cost is $80 for a set, plus shipping. Go to the Renovated Radios site.

Now available for sale: Replacement for the vertical dynamic convergence transformer for the RCA CT100 color TV. Price $200. I will pot the new transformer in your old transformer housing using silicone rubber for an additional $40.

The vertical dynamic convergence transformer in the RCA CT100 color TV is subject to a high failure rate for several reasons. First, the transformer is would with very fine wire, (#40 and # 43 gauge). This fine wire is subject to damage due to corrosion caused by acids and impurities in the materials used to construct the transformer, and from moisture intrusion into the pitch which was used to pot the transformer. The pitch expands and contracts with temperature, and develops cracks. In addition to moisture intrusion, the movement of the pitch may lead to mechanical failure of the fine wires where they are joined to the larger external lead wires. The failure modes show up as open circuits on either the primary, or more frequently, the secondary windings. While this will not cause any damage to the TV, it will prevent proper convergence, and may lead to loss of focus voltage at the CRT.

Second, is the 3-4KV DC focus voltage applied to the secondary of the transformer. This makes the transformer prone to arcing or shorting from secondary to primary. This can lead to a more catastrophic failure. If a short develops from secondary to primary, all the power from the focus rectifier is dissipated into the focus potentiometer. And if the wiper of the focus pot is near the high potential side, all the power is dissipated in a small portion of the resistive element of the potentiometer, burning it out in a matter of only a few seconds.

I have seen several convergence transformers which were open circuit at the start of a CT100 restoration, and have witnessed two transformers short out after the set was restored and powered up, resulting in the destruction of one focus potentiometer. This is what has inspired me to take on the challenge of having a replacement transformer built. These transformers have been installed in several CT100 TVs, as well as Westinghouse, Silvertone and Sylvania 15" color TVs.

So you 15" color TV owners may want to consider one of these replacement transformers. Supplies are limited, with no assurance of future availability.

Any questions email or call. I will bring several transformers to the ETF convention. If you think you will buy one at the convention, please let me know so I bring enough.

John K. Folsom Jr., 450 Golden Dove Ave. N.E., Palm Bay, Fl. 32907 jfolsomjr at cfl dot rr dot com. (321) 725 - 3462

We have designed a simple modulator to be used with British 405 line TV sets. It can also be used with Pre-1945 (AM sound) American sets. We ordered a number of printed circuit boards, and are making them available to anyone who needs one at my cost of $25 or 15 Pounds Sterling, including postage to the U.S. or Europe. More information or order online
Ed Dinning, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, (eddinning at boltblue dot com) will rewind power transformers, including high voltage (EHT) ones, and build replicas.
Pete has a Brand New 5AP4 in a sealed box from approx. 1940's and inquiring if any one is need of this CRT.  He has sold several of these tubes and all of the customers have been very happy with the brightness and clear focus of these 5AP4s.  They are an excellent replacement for the 5BP4 and are much brighter.  (201) 891-4899 or pdtrk120 at yahoo dot com
Bob Dobush (bobtheatre at aol dot com) has octal tube keyway replacements for sale. $1.25 each or ten for $10.00
John Horvath (Amptech Systems) has reproduction backs and HV cages for RCA 630TS, 8TS30, 721 and 621TS sets. He is also interested in knowing if anyone is looking for a Dumont RA-103 back?  He would like to know how much demand exists for them. amptechsys at earthlink dot net