General Electric 805 "Locomotive"

19 Tubes, AC

This tabletop black and white television is enclosed in a beautiful all-bakelite brown cabinet. These sets were popular in the late forties and featured a transformerless design with the tube filaments wired in series like christmas lights, which helped lighten the weight. However, if a tube burned out then the effects could be dramatic. Below are JPEG scans from the SAMS Photofacts for the GE 805 television for anyone who might need the information:


  • General Information and Block Diagram
  • Parts List
  • Tube Layout - T version
  • Tube Layout - U version
  • Schematic - 1st half
  • Schematic - 2nd half
  • Restoration info and photos