The TV that Followed Me Home


This photo does a better job of showing the entire console. I used Photoshop to remove the distracting background.

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2 Responses to zenith-porthole-tv

  1. Jeff says:

    I have one don’t know what year just bought Oi t the screen comes on the cabinet is in good shape don’t know about the radio and record player yet what is my piece worth just a round about price

    • Kenneth Carr says:

      Jeff, the value of a TV like this is very dependent on its condition and whether or not you can find someone who wants it. The one I have was going in a dumpster unless I took it for free!
      Just as a guess, I would say it is worth $50-$100 in the condition you describe. The screen coming on is a good sign. I would not try to turn it on anymore though. You can easily destroy the
      power supply if there are shorted capacitors in there. If you were to do an electrical restoration such that everything works it could easily be worth $400-$500 if you can find a buyer.
      This is a very large item. Most people (especially wives) don’t want it to come into the house! Nobody has the room. If you have a local radio or collector club check with them to see
      if there is interest. You can also get on a Facebook group for antique radios and /or TV’s. There are many. You could sell it there to someone who lives in your area. Good luck.

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