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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is a 1950 B&W Meck Television set, which had primarily been sold in the Mid-West. John Meck Industries was a moderate player in radio sales in the 40's, and had created televisions from 1949 through 1953.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      I love it. Does it still work??
    2. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      That is really neat.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I used to go to auctions in 79 at a great auction in the city I was living in and they sold a lot of old tv's. My first Predicta cost 5 dollars, an airplane ashtray 10 dollars. They had beautiful tv sets and old consoles for radio and record player. I had one similar to this but when I moved I must have got rid of it. This one of yours is a treasure. There was a big tv collector who wrote a small book on his collection which was great. I met him early possibly 1982 or 1983, as he was selling some great predictas. He also bought Marilyn's small tv in the early 2000's and had it on display in his tv station he started which is still broadcasting.
    4. mcashion mcashion, 6 years ago
      Phil, I was 4 in 1979-my step-dad worked at a t.v. repair shop at the time, and I had been around some really great old television sets; though I did not care at all at the time. In 1979, 1950's sets were junk that you could get really cheap, but today, much like anything from the 40's and 50's, they are highly prized and valuable. I would love to get my hands on a 50's Philco! The styling was groundbreaking and really eye catching. The '50 Meck I am featuring is very rare and pretty eye catching itself; it is a testament to the raw and simple design of televisions right before the boom. By the way, thanks for commenting on my table fans-It is painstaking work.
    5. mcashion mcashion, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the great insight Nicefice. I couldn't agree more, and I spend a great deal of time and effort to find really neat old pieces for my home.
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Now you can watch the game in style... '-))
    7. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Is that the speaker in the side? If so - it must have been hard to hear.

      Does it still work? It looks hooked up. I don't know if an digital converter would work, or even if you could hook one up!
    8. mcashion mcashion, 6 years ago
      There is a small speaker on the side. It does work, and I am able to watch DVD's. I strongly prefer my flatscreen with surround sound. I have no idea how anyone could watch tv on this thing and actually enjoy it.
    9. johnramotion, 3 years ago
      I think that in 1950 this TV could afford only rich people. You did not think to buy a cover for this TV, it's really antique. Perhaps you will find something on this page:
    10. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Nice tv! I remember those “rabbit ears” on our tv in the late 1950s.
    11. CaliCovers CaliCovers, 3 years ago
      Sweet TV i grew up with one of those in my room as a kid. i didn't appreciate it at the time but now that i am older i would like to have one. cover for this TV would be a great idea to keep it looking new for another 50 years
    12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Fun memories here. I had never seen or heard of a Television until 1954. Kids I went to school with got one. All you could see was shadows moving around talking. We had high mountains around us so picking up a signal wasn't easy. I remember I was happier just sitting and waiting the shadow and Fibber McGee & Molly to come on the radio at home.

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