May 1959 Electronics World
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Electronics World, published May 1959
- December 1971. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
This TEL-A-TURN fixture by Rogers Manufacturing was mentioned in the "Mac's Service Shop - A Good Turn" story in the October 1959 issue of Electronics World magazine. A quick search of other issues of Electronics World in the same timeframe turned up this advertisement. It is easy to see why such a fixture would be a welcome addition to the television and radio service shop. Those vacuum tube sets could be really heavy and unwieldy, which put both the electronics and the service man at risk of damage. I'd like to have one here at home for use in the shop area.
Rogers Manufacturing Company, 214 S. Main St., Lindsey, Ohio is now marketing a new TV service cradle - the "TEL-A -TURN." Designed by a practicing service technician to speed troubleshooting and repair jobs, the new device will hold popular size chassis measuring from 9" to 25". Full rotation and locking in any position are additional features of the device. The unit includes a switch with indicator light on a cheater cord for safety and easy energizing and de-energizing of work. An adjustable swivel lamp permits direct lighting of the section being serviced. There is a built-in PM speaker with clipped leads to eliminate speaker removal from the customer's set. The entire cradle moves on 2½" ball bearing, rubber casters for noiseless mobility. The manufacturer will supply a colorful data sheet on this device to those making a direct request.
New TV Service Cradle - Speeds repairs, Brings bigger profits.
Pays for itself with labor savings on first few jobs.
TEL-A-TURN ends in-repair damage, propping and struggling with hard to handle TV chassis. Holds sets up to 200 lbs. and 9" to 25" wide. Places every component in sight and reach. Built-in speaker, outlets, cheater cord, pilot light and switch. Stand and bench models. Ideal too for servicing record changers, amplifiers and other electronic equipment. See TEL-A-TURN at your jobber or write today for free details. Dept. RN-59.
Posted August 28, 2018