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Offline Brinybay

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Re: How many of you collect old radios?
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2010, 02:17:41 PM »
Brinybay:

I thought that you had "Photoshoped" an arrow into the picture pointing at the phone sitting on the radio. What a cool touch to make the arrow in a woodgrain tone!

Oh wait, its the corner of a picture frame on the wall!

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Here's the bigger picture and a pic with the doors open.
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Re: How many of you collect old radios?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2010, 06:48:23 PM »
Brinybay,

I just found the thing that you need to complete your picture: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/clt/1924687698.html.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2012, 02:25:41 AM »
Mostly Philco's with a few Zeniths (especially Trans-Oceanic's) for good measure. Here is my YouTube channel. Have several vids of these sets in operation and restored condition.

http://www.youtube.com/user/weiwdxnw3nywyxrc98/videos?view=0

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Re: What type of radios do you own
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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2013, 08:56:27 AM »
My unrestored (except capacitors) Atwater Kent from 1935, in daily use (mostly with an mp3 player connected to the grammophone switch for having a style typical of the 1930's music.
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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2013, 03:40:47 PM »
Page 1 of this thread is a good example, again, of why pictures need to be ON the forum :P
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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2013, 06:47:02 PM »
Since we are on the topic of radios.  I have finally acquired a radio I've been wanting for many years in fantastic condition.  It is a 1948 AM red RCA hand painted oriental 75X18.  Awhile back I won one of these in much worse condition and it arrived severely damaged.   This is truly a beautiful piece and I've never seen one in this condition!  Usually, the hand painted design is chipped away, paint fades to a very orange color, and the clear plastic dial lens always turns yellow.    I have quite a few variations of this style radio and I think the design was far ahead of its time.



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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2013, 09:38:45 PM »
Light bulb is burnt out on my red RCA 75 x18.  Here is an illuminated dial on my black RCA 75 x 17.  It really is beautiful.  I get a few news channels and Latin stations on this.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2013, 06:03:32 PM »
This is the Emerson BD-197, made in 1938 and known as the "Mae West" radio (for a pair of obvious reasons). I paid $400 for it, owned it for about 10 years, recently sold it for about $1200 to a guy who turned it around on eBay for about $1500. I'm actually regretting letting it go - not because of the money, but because it was such a cool piece on my display shelf. I miss seeing it every day.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2013, 06:50:05 PM »
I love old radios.  Bill that Mae West is awesome.  I can sure understand how you would miss it now that it's gone.  You'll have to be on the hunt for another.

I have one old radio, a Zenith 8S-463 from 1940.  It sits in my office with 3 colored 302's atop of it.  I sometimes imagine that someone sat around this radio listening to historical events, like the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  They're a great piece of American history, just like our telephones.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2013, 08:49:59 AM »
Hey Dennis, what you wrote inspired me to make this short clip for you :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4NhgHISBw8&list=HL1388065615&feature=mh_lolz


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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2013, 08:54:25 AM »
Very cool, Haf!  Thank you for uploading that video.  That is exactly what I had in mind when I think of all the news items that came across the radio.  At that time is was the best method of keeping up with events of the day.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2013, 02:51:17 PM »
Haf, I just subscribed, this will be fun watching your payphone videos.

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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2013, 03:41:51 PM »
Hi Ben, as you like it I changed some vids from private to public :)
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Re: What type of radios do you own
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2013, 03:59:38 PM »
Thanks Haf, I will definitely enjoy these videos later.

Ben