Salvaged 1972 Sony Converted Into Midcentury Photo Frame

Salvaged 1972 Sony Converted Into Midcentury Photo Frame

Gregory Han
Aug 12, 2010

A combination of Midcentury imagery with mod-era industrial design, this salvaged 1972 Sony TV-750 was picked from a pile of freebie items at a curbside yardsale. Like a Jedi with his droid, Baz of Atomic Indy saw to it the neglected television got a proper cleaning, removing "38 years of grime from it." He had new plans for the tabletop CRT after discovering the unit was non-functional, yet still offered an appealing decor-friendly presence which just need a little DIY TLC, ASAP...

After gutting out the non-working innards of the TV (he was good enough to drop them off to a proper e-cycling center), Baz of Atomic Indy installed a lighting socket and cord combo with a low wattage CFL bulb, creating a lightbox to backlight his favourite Julius Shulman photo of "Case Study House No. 22. Stahl Residence, 1635 Woods Drive. Architect: Pierre Koenig".

Hats off to Baz for revitalizing a bit of non-working electronics into something that should liven up his home for years to come (he's planning to prepare more images to slide out and cycle through for variety's sake). We're now inspired to do something similar with the dated and dead Macintosh Classic II that sits inside our own home office, impatiently waiting for some DIY action.


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