The Official Vintage Curtis Mathes site by Glenn Waters
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2:53 PM on February 9, 2011
Great site!! It is a shame our leaders have been stuck on stupid for 40 years. We do not even make one television or computer in this nation anymore no wonder we own China billions and billions of dollars they make everything including our army, navy and air force uniforms no lie.
10:08 PM on February 6, 2011
Congratulations on you magnificent effort on the CM site. It's fascinating.
9:07 PM on January 25, 2011
The merits of the product, however, couldn't save Curtis Mathes. The rest of the American TV makers moved as far away from Dallas and the rest of the country as possible. Some were swallowed up by international conglomerates; some exist today only as brand names. Curtis Mathes filed for bankruptcy. The company, under new ownership, tried to regroup in the middle 90s under the name "UniView" with a WebTV-like box ? before WebTV, even ? but nothing came of it. UniView still exists, still working on set-top technology and other neat stuff, but what brings in the money these days is, of all things, television ? sets imported from the Pacific Rim.
4:10 PM on January 25, 2011
My husband and I purchased a console Curtis Mathis in 1984. We've only had one service call for a picture tube. It's still going strong. It's amazing isn't it? American made, excellent quality, durability. We paid, $1500.00 over 26 years ago. We have definitely gotten our money's worth. We cannot say that about other products purchase as recently as 5 years ago. All made overseas. Bring our products back to America!
1:50 PM on January 14, 2011
Love this site because you see, in my generation nothing said manly accomplishment like getting a Curtis Mathes TV console.up a twisting stairwell to a third-floor apartment. In the 1970s and '80s, we seemed to be doing this every six months, and real men were judged for their moving reliability. Forget bar fights and tackle football; just tell us where you want the Curtis Mathes TV console. And, no, we won't be using that dolly thing with the wheels and straps. It might mess up the shag carpet.
3:39 PM on January 7, 2011
Great site I have been so disappointed with the recent state of Hi-Fi design. Your site makes me long for the days when audio equipment had real knobs you could grab hold of, and when a piece of gear looked liked it was milled from a solid chunk of metal instead of some fragile piece of plastic with a bunch of LED?s stuck in them. I truly love those Curtis Mathes designs.
3:06 PM on January 7, 2011
I just love these old warhorses...I wish I had room in my place to collect the best of them! I love the old "tuning eye" tube in the receiver....man...that takes me back! Thanks for showing all of them to us!
4:49 PM on December 23, 2010
I love this Site: We had an Curtis Mathes stereo console in 1966...Black and White TV in the center, sunken 4 speed turntable (16, 33, 45, 78) to the left, AM/FM tuner to the right...a little light went on in the corner of one of the speaker grilles when the tubes were warmed up (yeah...tube technology). Pretty sure about the 16 rpm speed, it sticks in my mind, I think it was for transcription discs. I was teething when we first bought it...left upper baby teeth marks all along the top front wood edge of the cabinet...and they remained there when we pitched it 20 years later, but not before my brother scavenged tubes out of it for his guitar amp. I now wish we keep her she was awesome. My brother was in his early-mid teens when we got that CM console, and I dropped my Lincoln Logs or whatever I was doing and plopped down in the middle of the living room when he and his buddies came back from Woolworths to spin the latest vinyl...
4:40 PM on December 16, 2010
Great web site!! I remember when Curtis Mathes prides itself on high quality, full features and richness in appearance design. Everyone involved was working to insure that Curtis Mathes remains one of the most desired and trusted brands in America. Curtis Mathes was firmly rooted in those ideals, which brought the company to late 1980's, it is a shame they did not make it to the new millennium; but who can compete with Communist China with no protection from their own government here in the USA.
1:03 PM on December 16, 2010
So glad I found your site. I was watching Total Recall last night, but nineteen years make a difference to just about anything. For instance, take a look at a lot of the electronics around the futuristic Martian base?they?re not made by Toshiba or Sanyo or even Sony. No, Mars bought American, and bought heavily from Curtis Mathes. I can?t recall the last time I saw a Curtis Mathes item available outside of a garage sale. It is so sad that time did not go the way most of us here in the USA thought it should have gone, including the makers of the movie "Total Recall".