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The 1949 GE model 800C television about to be restored.  Preparing for initial evaluation.
This set was powered up slowly using a Variac and has passed initial voltage and resistance checks, but waveform analysis indicated likely sync, sweep and video troubles.  These symptoms are evident on the screen.
Guided by Photofact folder 78-7 and an extensive array of test equipment, I determined that there were some weak tubes and one capacitor in need of replacement.
After replacing those out-of-tolerance components, here is the result.  This 1949 television is working nicely.
Note the impressive condition of the delicate Bakelite cabinet.  This is the first time I've seen an 800C with no cracks or breakage.  Often, I see sets where the entire top grille is missing.


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Last modified: 05/20/18