Hi, I am Nathan Brown and I am 15 years old. My interests include vintage televisions and computer equipment and I play guitar, bass, piano, organ and keyboard. I have a few televisions, three of which I found at the dump, and one was given to me by my school.
I found two console/low-boy units at the dump, the HMV Trent and Astor, and I found a HMV P1 console for $40 at a recycle centre. They were very hard to get home! After I got them home, I opened them up to check them and the valves, and then powered one up to test it, but a capacitor went up in smoke! The HMV Trent I found was the only one of the three that works.
I also have a Rank Arena low-boy, and while I don't know the model, it is cool to the bone! I also have a big NEC N-2666 which is my main television, and was given to me by my school. It is a solid state colour set, though I haven't used it in a while.
I don't think that people should throw out their working analogue televisions, as they still have plenty of uses, such as for use with a VCR player or gaming console. Some people also convert them into fish tanks, which I hate!
My collection consists of:
So for me, the road to television restoration begins! Stay tuned for future updates.
Check out Nathan's Youtube channel, where he uploads a variety of interesting videos about his guitar, organ and television interests.
AWA C-1413 & Sharp CX-3465S 1960s Astor console
1970s HMV colour unit
HMV Trent low-boy 1962 HMV P1 console
1966-67 HMV Trent low-boy
AWA C-1413 colour portable
AWA P27 (left), General Electric GE-141 (right)
& NEC N-2666 (bottom)
AWA P5Y B&W portable