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Old 03-06-2017, 09:37 PM
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I'll bet he still uses a "rotary phone".....
He does not even have a phone.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:01 PM
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Channel Master was located in Ellenville NY. I used to go past it on the way home to see my folks. Jack knows where it is too as he goes down to that area to do some boilers.
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I remember working at a local electronics supply place 1982-84 and we had (3) tube testers, and sold about (40) picture tubes a month...
A friend's dad ran an "electronics" repair shop back in the 80s. When he went out of business toward the end of the decade he ended up with two 40' trailers full of picture tubes and vacuum tubes that I believe ended up at the dump so he could return the trailers and stop paying rent on them...
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Channel Master was located in Ellenville NY. I used to go past it on the way home to see my folks. Jack knows where it is too as he goes down to that area to do some boilers.
I had heard that they had a couple of different plants.

I assume the toxic waste dump at the end of the airport (looking at google earth) is the former plant ?
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A friend's dad ran an "electronics" repair shop back in the 80s. When he went out of business toward the end of the decade he ended up with two 40' trailers full of picture tubes and vacuum tubes that I believe ended up at the dump so he could return the trailers and stop paying rent on them...
What I find interesting is that Sony, had one of the best tubes, and they were
made in nearby Pittsburgh, and I read in the news that they just closed it maybe 3 years ago.
So who was still buying "Sony Trinitrons" ?...
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:25 AM
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The old Channel Master plant is now the Schrade plant. Just NE of Schrade Ct. and Rt209.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:20 PM
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I forgot all about Sams.

They must have had a huge organization to make all those manuals.

I remember working at a local electronics supply place 1982-84
and we had (3) tube testers, and sold about (40) picture tubes
a month (most rebuilt ones from channel master in N.Y. state somewhere)

Now it's all gone, we have computers, cell phones, internet, and Walmart.

Whoopie !
I also worked on tv/electronic repair back in the early 70's , I still have most of the test equipment , parts - darn shame that it's worth a small fraction of what I paid for it back then .
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What I find interesting is that Sony, had one of the best tubes, and they were
made in nearby Pittsburgh, and I read in the news that they just closed it maybe 3 years ago.
So who was still buying "Sony Trinitrons" ?...
I bought a 36" Trinitron 10 years ago when flat screens were double the $900 I paid for my Sony , btw I'm watching it right now
It won't die so I keep using it .
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Speaking of TVs I also picked up a B&K 415 sweep marker generator. It does not have the test leads with it. Gave $20.
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I might have an old Sony Trinitron computer CRT or two that I got at a computer show. Big, beautiful and bright.

But not as nice as the dozen or so Tektronix 4-channel oscilloscopes that my young one fished out of the dumpster at the community college, along with a bunch of signal generators.
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