Monday, June 27, 2016

The Amazing 1971 Zenith Color TV

If you’re as old as me, you remember when television sets were built as sturdy as the mighty oak. They were wood enshrined monuments that seemed to weigh a metric ton. They’d be a good place to hide behind in the event of a tornado. Unlike today where electronics sail in and out of homes every Christmas, these suckers were built to last until the next Ice Age, and cost an ungodly amount of cash.

I have a gigantic flat screen, and I love it. Don’t get me wrong. It just doesn’t have the charm of these wooden relics which resembled more a piece of furniture than an electronic. My wimpy flat screen has to be handled with kid gloves – the slightest tap or shake could be its demise. These old hosses from 1971 were constantly being beat to rattle the picture into shape.

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