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Tube Testing Machines

Tube Testing Machines

These were found at every 7-11 and convenience store in town so that customers could test their TV tubes and buy replacements if their tubes were faulty.

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Mark Lincoln 30-Apr-2015 17:37
The ultimate put-on. All they tested was the filament. To identify the bad tube all you had to do was take the back off the set and look for the tube that didn't glow. A simple inspection was all you needed (except for the rare metal tube).
Guest 08-Dec-2012 17:54
Yep, I remember going to 7-11 with my dad to test the tubes.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)06-Dec-2012 06:40
Missed in the 60'.... ;(
Guest 15-Jan-2012 22:25
A lot of the Eckerd's Drugs had one too.
Guest 16-Feb-2008 17:16
They had these at the old 7-11's all over Florida.

Right next to that 7-11 watermelon. (Anyone remember those radio ads?)