1959 Philco Predicta

This 1959 Philco Predicta isn’t letting Bonanza come through like it should.  It has bad capacitors and tubes.  We’re going to give it some new juice, so the guys can see what Sheriff Coffee is up to.

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Love it or hate it, the Philco Predicta television is unarguably one of the design icons of the 20th Century. Collectors cherish the Predicta for its “space age” look, but restorers grumble about its hard-to-service innards.

Philco produced the Predicta from 1958-1960. Several models were available, in console or tabletop cabinets and with 21-inch or 17-inch screens.

This console style was called the Pedestal and it was sold in 1958. The top is painted yellow and the rest of the cabinet has a mahogany finish. The first photo shows the TV playing at the time of purchase. My set has a VHF tuner for channels 2-13; some Predictas had a UHF tuner, as well. 

Read more about Predictas at: http://www.antiqueradio.org/philc12.htm