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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ever tried to lift one of these things???

Even up to the mid 70's, they were still making console televisions. This baby is a 1974 Zenith. Not many homes didn't have either console televisions, or console stereos, or both. They weighed a ton, btw.

16 comments:

Hairball said...

My folks had a TV very similar to that back in the day.

You really don't want to stub your toe on one of those TVs. Ouch!

Jimmy said...

Ours was massive, with a record player in one end and a radio in the other. I think it was an RCA.

joe said...

Hairball: I've done that. Many times.

Jimmy: Back when bigger was better. I'm glad technology's gotten smaller.

joe said...

... I mean, when you compare my laptop and new printer with my old computer set up with the tower and monitor and a much bigger printer, there's no comparison.

Retro Hound said...

I've moved a few of those in my time. My parents had a coffee table stereo that was pretty cool. Pull out a drawer and there was a radio and turntable.

joe said...

That does sound cool.

grannyann said...

Can you imagine how many of those became fish tanks when the tvs went out? Lots and lots. I made a dog house out of mine believe it or not.

joe said...

Fish tanks? For real?

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

My dad bought another RCA one in the 90's?! That dam thing lasted like ten years. Are neighbor thought theirs was a nice furniture piece when it died and put it in the hallway. Where's my torch?

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

please correct my grammer above.

joe said...

**looking around for Goggles' torch***

Retro Hound said...

Oh yeah, I forgot I went to a coffee shop that had turned one into a fish tank.

blueroc85 said...

My grandpa took the tube out of his and made it into a stereo cabinet...he is one of those handy guys!

joe said...

Retro: Which is probably as well, since tv's switched from analog to whatever the hell it is...

Blueroc: That's a good idea, since by now it's useless as a TV.

Lynda said...

My grandma had one of those. I think she gave it to my uncle.

Looked just like that and weighed a ton and a half.

Anonymous said...

We had three of these televisions, "back in the day". Sadly, Zenith, a once proud name in TV's and Radios, along with RCA Victor, doesn't exist anymore.

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