Wayne - I just put these on eBay but thought you might get a smile out of these. What can you tell us about the TV set?
Let's turn the clock back to the days long ago when a broken television set meant a repairman would come out to your house, and if he couldn't fix it, would issue those dreaded words "I have to take it to the shop". That usually meant the empty cabinet stood there silently reminding you of all of the shows you were missing until the innards were fixed and returned. Well, just like Lucille Ball did on "I Love Lucy", these two young girls decided to put on their own show inside the empty cabinet.
Ha ha cute pictures! I'll see if I can dig up the ones I have doing the same thing in a similarly gutted tv set.
The tv repair man didn't come up to our house, but my father had a Telefixit book and he was constantly bringing tubes down to the drug store to check them. The drug stores had tube testers and sold tubes. If my father couldn't fix it we had to haul the thing down to the tv repair shop. Those tv's required constant tinkering - and the rabbit ear antennas did too.