This article is the start of a new project. In the 1970's when I was in the military service I was station at McConnell Air Force Base. I was on a Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile I only worked eight twenty-four hour shifts and one stand by per month. On my time off I worked at a television shop called Comb's TV. This is where my electronic career began, besides being in electronics for the military. I worked for Jerry Comb's as a bench technician starting off working at the radio bench working on radios and record changers. After working there for a couple of years I moved to the black and white television bench.
I have many great memories working there and sure learned a lot. When I got out of the service I moved back to IL and went back to school to get a degree in electronics. At the same time I went to work for two local TV repair shops and was asked to teach a class at Lewis and Clark Community College on Radio and Television Technology.
So this is where this story is going. I went to work for a large computer company as a computer technician and got out of the Radio and Television business forever. Thirty-five years later I see this 50's era Television in the window of an antique shop. It sure brought back a lot of memories of a bygone era. When I was younger I had some antique TV's from the 1940's and let them go before a move to the east coast and have always regret it.
After a couple of weeks looking in the window as I drove by. I decided to go in and talk to the owner. It turned out to be a Dumont TV but did not work and the owner was afraid to plug it in. We talked about a price but I decided not to buy it (still to much money and not sure were I was going to put it). After a couple of weeks the owner came into the bicycle shop that I work at part time. He said that I could have the set for the price I quoted him.
Here is a couple of ads for Dumont: