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1972 Color TV

2011.3.18 1972 Color TV


Built in the last week of December 1972, this color television was intended for the low end of the market. The cabinet is particle board with vinyl “paper” covering. However, the components were the first generation of solid-state color. Plug-in boards were used to provide for easier servicing. One problem with early solid-state sets was arching in the picture tube. This was eliminated by having ceramic spark gaps. The unit has a tube that looks like a white candle which was a high voltage bleeder – new with solid-state.