April 16, 1960, Appleton Post-Crescent
When did house calls to service one's television end? Was it when everything became tubeless? Remember those tube testing machines in hardware and grocery stores? The cable installer coming to the house nowadays just isn't the same as having some tinkering guy working in the back of your walnut cabinet with a giant box of tubes in tow. But nobody wanted to hear the dreaded, "I gotta take it back to the shop." I remember very well coming home from school a few times to find the empty cabinet sitting there forlornly in the living room, devoid of its heart and soul. How DID I manage without my daily dose of Colonel Caboose?