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My lastest pick, a Grundig TV Super Color 1630 from 1976

May 4, 2012

by Seb Perez

A few months ago I started searching for old television sets for a project that I want to make. Finally I’ve found this one which I think will fit perfectly for what I have in mind. I’m not gonna tell you what is going to be! Just stay tuned! (Never a truer word spoken!)

The only problem was that this old TV was in Germany and I’m in The Netherlands. The seller agreed to bring it to my sister’s place. Last weekend I went to Germany for visiting her and brought this TV with me.

I love this colorful plastics from the 60’s and 70’s. That was a great time not only for design, but also for good old TV series like Dukes of Hazard, Knight rider, B.J. and the bear, CHiPs, Starsky and Hutch, S.W.A.T., A-Team, etc

Here you have a few pics and details of this old TV set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you have a few intros of good old TV series that I’ve found on youtube. Enjoy!

Starsky and Hutch

Dukes of Hazard

A-Team

Knight Rider

Brian Bennett May 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I had a massive TV in the 70s. It was an Hitachi measuring about 60 x 80 cm. and very heavy. I bought it cheap from a TV hire shop when they had finished renting it out.

The case was made of plastic but it had a wood grain laminate finish, which was pretty bizarre because TVs at that time normally had wooden cases anyway, so this one was plastic pretending to be wood, I never figured it out?

I had a party one night and someone left a burning cigarette on the top of it. It didn’t catch fire, but it did leave a molten crater. It looked quite odd with an oak pattern finish and what looked like a molten wooden dent on the top.

Iggy May 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

oh no!! That sounds really bad with the cigarette burn on the TV!! Ouch!

Seb May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi Brain, that’s a funny and at the same tome terrible story. Yes, I know those fake-wood tvs. I’m glad that time is over. Now, when collecting, only real wood or real cool plastic shapes are valuable. I hope no one burns my new yellow baby with a cigarette!

Claudio May 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

nice work , and tv is realy wonderfull
,pd
send fhotos my last work no finish.

Claudio

Claudio May 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

nice work , and tv is realy wonderfull
,pd
send photos my last work no finish.

Claudio

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