10 Oct 2013 – Restoring Old TVs by Paul Schimmel

A good crowd turned out to hear Paul tell of finding old 405 Line black and white TV sets and making them work again. Surprisingly, he always looks for those sets that are quite dirty since that may indicate they haven’t been subjected to earlier ‘restorations’

 His simple approach to repairs belies a deep understanding of just what might be problematic and how to fix it. Fortunately, some models of TV sets were very popular and they now provide a source of parts for repairs.

 By using a converter, Paul was able to show video from DVDs and an unexpected treat was seeing two sets actually working and showing The Coronation, which of course, was why most of these sets were originally purchased in 1953.58535865