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CRT Rebuilding at the Museum

The last remaining picture tube rebuilder in the United States, Hawkeye, closed its doors in 2010. RACS, the last rebuilder in Europe, ceased operation in 2013.

Now that they are gone, there is no place to get tubes for vintage TV sets rebuilt. More importantly, the techniques for rebuilding these tubes will be lost forever.

The museum has undertaken a project to attempt to rebuild tubes for collectors. Our hope is to eventually be able to rebuild black and white, color, and prewar tubes for collectors at reasonable prices.

Updates on progress will be posted here.

The rebuilding process
The project - 2010 to 2015
CRT Workshop, August, 2015
First successful CRT rebuild at the Museum