IMPORTANT: If the set to be restored is an RCA model from
model years 1946 to 1949 (621TS, 630TS, 630TCS, 721TS, 721TCS, 8TS30, 8T241,
etc.) or a third-party version (Crosley models 307-TA, 9-408, Fada models TV30,
799, 899, 930, 940, etc.) of such models, please review the
Packaging Considerations for these models. Failure to pack models of
this type as instructed may result in picture tube breakage or other severe
damage to the set during shipment.
Please tell us about yourself and about the device to be restored.
Your First Name, ZIP code and email address are required on this form.
Before the device is sent to us for restoration, we will need your full address
and telephone number.
Make, Model, Vintage and Condition are very helpful. Please DO NOT plug in
any untested device, since doing so without the proper diagnostic equipment may
result in severe damage to the device, making restoration more difficult and
more costly. Electrical shock and/or fire hazard may also result from
The size of the device will help determine the best shipping method. Small
and medium items may usually be shipped via UPS, while Console and Large Console
items must be shipped via Motor Freight. Customers may also personally
bring sets to my location in Warren, Ohio and/or pick up completed items in
person. If personal drop-off or pick-up is desired, an appointment may be
arranged at least 7 days in advance. I will provide round-trip
point-to-point driving directions from your specified Starting Address using
Microsoft Streets & Trips upon request at $5 additional cost. I will provide
round-trip point-to-point driving directions plus directions to local lodging
(Best Western in Warren, Days Inn or Holiday Inn Express in Niles) from your
specified Starting Address using Microsoft Streets & Trips upon request at $10
Your goal for restoring the item will also be helpful. Some customers have
been willing to invest over $1,000 in full restoration of certain items, while
others have requested that normal operation is to be restored at minimal cost.
An upfront Deposit is due upon our receipt of your set for
Restoration. Please note that submitting this form only notifies us that
you MAY schedule a Restoration at some time, but does NOT constitute an
obligation to pay any Deposit at the time of form submission.
Deposits, when due, are applicable as Credit toward the final
Restoration charges if our Estimate is approved and the subsequent Restoration
Workorder authorized. In the event of a declined Estimate, the Deposit
acts as a Technical Services Fee for evaluation and preparation of a Condition
Report by our Technicians for your records.
|American Radio, Audio Component, Small Test Instrument, Etc.
|Post-WW2 American B/W Television (see Notes below), Service-Grade Test Instrument, Etc.
|Non-American Radio, Audio Component, Small Test Instrument, Etc.
(see Notes below)
|American Color Television, Advanced-Grade Test Instrument, Etc.
|Non-American B/W Television or equivalent (see Notes
|Pre-WW2 B/W Television, Laboratory-Grade Test Instrument, Etc.
|Non-American Color Television (see Notes below)
NOTES: Due to special Time and Materials requirements for Restoration of
certain items, special rates apply to foreign products and certain American
models of ultra-compact design. American models to which import rates
apply include Philco televisions of the Philco era (1959 to 1962 Philco models
utilizing the Predicta-type chassis' and/or picture tubes, whether in Predicta-style
or in conventional cabinets) and the General Electric 80X-series chassis' (as
used in their ultra-compact 1949 Bakelite "Locomotive" models and some GE
compact-tabletop sets of the same vintage). Notoriety of most foreign sets
and of these ultra-compact American models for excessively-crowded chassis
layouts, unconventional circuit designs, and substandard quality of original
components are factors which contribute to the necessity of higher Deposit
amounts for servicing these models. The servicing of each of these
"special category" sets requires approximately twice the resources (Time,
Materials, and Service Bay utilization) as are required for servicing
conventional sets, which tends to increase turnaround time for other work.
Reminder: Deposit is not due until the set is actually being shipped
/ delivered to our facility.