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CB Electronics Televisions Summon Howdy Doody Era

CB Electronics (Booth 1901) is announcing the release of its reproduction and custom designed televisions, the Predicta Pedestal and Holiday. These museum-quality showpieces recall the era of Howdy Doody, drive-in restaurants and the way-out and wacky space age. With one foot in the past, and one in the future, CB Electronics has brought a 20-year dream to reality, and a sought after 1950's collectible back from an undeserved early retirement for the Predicta's 40 year anniversary.

Predicta televisions feature all the qualities the original Philco Predicta was known for and more.

Each design cabinet is handcrafted, one at a time from genuine mahogany, hard maple or cherry and made to order. All knobs and brightwork have been beautifully reproduced down to the most minute detail. And following thje design of the original, the revolutionary swiveling picture tube is as adjustable as it was back in 1958.

Original Predictas, unique as they are, are expensive, prone to breakdown and at their best still just black and white, low-tech fifties televisions. The Predicta line combines the best of both worlds, bringing the reliability, value and quality of today's video system with sought-after styling of yesterday.