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The Craft Of Picture Tube Rebuilding

In February of 2008 I traveled to Hawkeye Picture Tube Manufacturing Company in DesMoines Iowa to film a documentary on picture tube rebuilding. Hawkeye was the last picture tube rebuilding company still operating in the USA, and I wanted to document this dying craft for future generations. Hawkeye closed it's doors In 2012 and there are no companies still operating that rebuild picture tubes.

A project is underway at the Early Television Foundation, in Columbus, Ohio to set up a picture tube rebuilding facility for antique television collectors.