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My Simkar and American Fluorescent F4T5 fixtures

My Simkar and American Fluorescent F4T5 fixtures

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The simkar has a Schumacher proper 4 watt ballast that drives around 7 watts and the AF one has a VS Ballast that runs around 8 watts.

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Manufacturer:American Fluorescent and Simkar
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Lamp Type:F4T5
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Location:floaters, the black one goes almost everywhere with me. the Black and white one stays on my TV for general lighting

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Jan 28, 2014 at 09:16 AM Author: ace100w120v
Nice old TV! Do you have a DTV convertor box on it now?
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Jan 28, 2014 at 09:21 AM Author: dieselducy
Cable is hooked up to it and it still works great!

I LOVE preheat fluorescent!  Preheat forever!!

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Jan 28, 2014 at 09:23 AM Author: rjluna2
I still have the 19 inch dial tuner TV, but it has not been used since I moved down in 1998. Nobody wants those old CRT TV anymore.

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Jan 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM Author: themaritimegirl
Nice, they look good! I got a couple of old TVs, including a Sony Trinitron from 1974.

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Jan 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM Author: BG101
Some of us do! I'd love to own an American TV with the tuner dials. In fact our British TVs haven't had these since the 1960s! From the 1970s onwards our sets only had a UHF knob, or more usually push-button and later remote channel selection. Makes me laugh when there is a rotary tuner TV on a show which is supposedly being operated with a remote control .. The Simpsons also have one which in an episode I watched the other day could not be operated without it!

Even the dual-standard sets often had push-buttons for UHF (625 lines) with the turret tuner for VHF 405 lines.

I'm fortunate to have a couple of 1960s valve dual-standard sets with the two tuner knobs and I also modified a 1980s 12" portable set adding the tuners from an older set I bought from a second-hand shop, replacing the single UHF tuner and blanking plate, which was usually fitted on sets for the British market, with VHF and UHF tuners. I still have this set.

I do actually watch stuff on 405. The signals are provided by digital standards converters designed and made by an American chap (the size of match boxes!) and, despite being monochrome only I can't fault the picture quality (405-line NTSC colour sets were built for trials in the 1950s but are obviously very rare, I have photos of one I had the pleasure of seeing operating! .. but owning one and having the knowledge and experience to keep it working is a bit beyond me).


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Jan 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM Author: Powell
The F4T5G is very bright. I wish I could find some F13T5G lamps. I have a few CRT TV sets with click dial tuners. None in use at the moment, though.

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Jan 28, 2014 at 04:28 PM Author: migette1
@BG101 pop along to the next Comms fair at Coventry you will see a good variety of old TVs, will try and put that date up because it is extremely interesting with the odd lamp turning up.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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Jan 28, 2014 at 06:42 PM Author: Prismatic
@TheMaritimeMan: I have a Sony Trinitron KV1300E from 1974 It still works great and I still have a cable with DVB-C and analog reception so I can use it.

It looks like this: http://hpbimg.marcelstvmuseum.com/sony%20kv-1300%20totaal02.jpg

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Jan 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM Author: FrontSideBus
Your going to hate me for this but when I find old CRT TV's I bash them open and harvest the flyback transformers out of them...

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Jan 29, 2014 at 02:28 AM Author: socketgeek63
Them Hitachi sets from the 80's seemed like they last forever, my first color TV was an previous model of an Hitachi 13 inch with the black knobs and had it up to the mid 90's before I upgraded to a 20 inch Fisher remote set and gave the Hitachi to one of my nieces. At the time when I got the Hitachi new in the store, it had the brightest picture compared to the rest of the sets.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Jan 29, 2014 at 05:23 AM Author: Prismatic
For me the mentioned Sony TV was the first TV in my life and now I find it a preserveable piece of technique so I got one through ebay. I know that it has no pratical use these days but I keep it as historical piece.

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Jan 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM Author: BG101
Actually it does .. you just need to add modulators to your receivers if they don't already have them, these can be bought quite cheaply via eBay and the like. I have a couple I bought from a Polish company which cover VHF (band III) and UHF with selectable audio carrier frequency. My satellite receivers have them built in so I can combine the feeds to provide multi-channel analogue signals to my vintage sets. I plan to connect the modulators to my DVD and Blu-Ray players which don't have modulators (although I do have these connected to my standards converters, supplying 405-line signals!) .. the modulators were about £14 last time I checked.


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