What if household appliances were like tube amps?

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    We had 2: one English and one French. The French station showed better hockey games.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I also remember watching the “off the air ‘sparkle’” channel late at night and also being really hungry for some reason.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Wait..........Canada finally has TV?




    Go Raptors!!!
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Don’t rise to it. The English think it’s funny to ask if we have electricity!

    You’ve just got to feel sorry for them!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    American’s look at me funny when I ask about their hydro bill.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    If household appliances were like tube amps, you’d hear conversations like this:

    “Is that a real ‘58 Philco, or a reissue?”

    “Oh it’s real! Even has the original cloth covered wiring, power cord, and a few of the tubes are period-correct.”

    “Wow. I thought it might be a relic’d reissue. I’m not sure I’ve ever watched TV on a real one.”

    “It’s awesome, the picture tube still works. But that’s nothing. I’ve got a vintage Electrolux in mint condition in my collection. Original tubes and everything. Also — please keep this to yourself — I’ve got a line on a pink ‘55 Frigidaire that’s pretty close to mint, and get this - it comes with the original cardboard packing box, the bill of sale to the original owner from an appliance store in Arkansas that’s still in business, the hang tag. and a set of 1950s refrigerator magnets in the original bag! The cardboard box is rough, but what do you expect after being in an old guy’s basement for 64 years. Who even saved boxes back then? Well, this guy, I guess. If I land it, I’m going to haul it to Arkansas and take a pic of myself with it in front of the store.”

    “OMG! Original and with all the freezer candy? Amazing. You’re going to spend a lot of money on that. Maybe 40-50K. Hey, I’ve seen some nice restored ones, if you’re looking.”

    “Oh, I won’t accept a refin. There’s a vintage refrigerator shop in Nashville that’ll do an appraisal for me, and inspect it to make sure it isn’t a fake. The fakes and restorations never have the right condensers or door hinges, that’s the giveaway.”

    “So are you going to the Vintage Appliance Show this year?”

    “Oh yeah, I like seeing my forum brothers, and sometimes there’s a find.”

    ****

    “Les, I dunno man, that’s never gonna happen, with old appliances and stuff.”

    “Really? https://www.antiqueappliances.com/antique-refrigerators/
     
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  7. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    If it were the case, my old drier needs some new EL-84's and the washers 6L6's are starting to turn black.....man those things are expensive now days...
     
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  8. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Awesome post. I was worried about this thread for a while but this post has the ironic snarky factor in full effect.
     
  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Fun thread! Glad you liked it.
     

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