80s magazines at Huntington Beach, CA estate sale

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sat Jul 11 00:00:50 CDT 2015

On 2015-Jul-10, at 9:33 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
> On 7/10/2015 7:45 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:
>> On 2015-Jul-10, at 5:39 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>> Gizmo
>>> http://pictures.estatesales.net/931308/21760158/1.jpg
>> That's the rear of a 70s colour TV, the stuff on the side looks like either/both convergence control or an early electronic tuning system with individual channel tuning.
>> Actually, it looks like a Heathkit with the plug-in modules along the rear chassis, the manuals on top look like the right colour with the little title window cut in the cover of Heathkit manuals.
>> Here we go, compare:
>> 	https://www.flickr.com/photos/34737609@N07/sets/72157613423708701
>> I think the estate one is an earlier model, probably early 70s, with the flickr-pics one probably a couple years later.
> The thing that made me ask was that the grey thing was possibly a 1/4 or larger motor, and maybe it was some oddly skinned disk drive.  Now I see it.

I had a similar thought at first glance - thought it might be a drum housing - till I noticed the IF coil cans and such and had to back off to something less exotic.
Then started to recognise it from looking at too many Heath catalogs as a kid.

> My cousin built one of those and had the best workshop TV in full color till his wife made him put it in a box in the living room. Great fun with the controls that pulled out after that, but not near as fun as a 25" or so color tv on your bench.
> thanks for the info.
> I will try to get there tomorrow, may call you, Brendan and let you distribute the Bytes.  I'm looking for a particular ad in the 70s thru 80's magazines and if I find it that would be all I want to keep.
> thanks
> Jim

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