Hoffman K1919 (1960) 19 inch diagonal Portable BW Television
Hoffman Model K1919
Black and White Television (TV) Made in 1960. Has 15 Tubes with a 19 inch diagonal picture tube. Weighs about 65 pounds
and is considered a portable. Has no UHF tuner (Channels 15-69) that cost extra. Restored 2011 See videos on restoring a TV like this.
Saving vintage tech becomes more rewarding when you find out its "ROOTS"
The TV originally belonged to George Fowler's Dad, George comments:
This set was actually in a vacation home my dad had in Las Vegas, NV for 40 years, before we sold the property in
2005. I was always kind of sentimental about that TV since it
dad's, and the memories I have of it going back so many years. It really
gives me a feeling of satisfaction to know the little TV has a new life
with a new found appreciation of it. Since we're planning to downsize to
a smaller house, we'd have a real space problem unless we unload some
things ahead of time, and I realized I just couldn't keep everything
that meant something to me.
Look inside vintage technology- Inside the Hoffman K1919
1. All electronics are hand installed.
2. All Vacuum Tubes except two silicon rectifier diodes
to save some space
3. No integrated assemblies like modules, micro chips etc, all parts are discrete.
4. All metal frame and chassis except the back cover
5. Uses high voltage to operate picture (over 15,000 volts). The "cage" area contains parts that produce these voltages and is shielded for your protection. In some cases to provide protection from X-Rays that may be produced.