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Radios by Philip Collins
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Feb 13, 12

Interesting to see the accompanying ads and so forth (along with the radios themselves). And the boxes with tubes and so forth were fun too. Found it intriguing that the standard (or what I thought was standard anyway) 550-1600 band was by no means universal (lots of sets, especially pre-WWII, featured 1700); and quite a number of the stock models offered police bands as well. Also was amused to note that novelty items that one would ordinarily have associated with the 1970s (or perhaps the 1960s) were available before the war: radios shaped like bottles, baseballs, etc.

Some of the models--the ones with Art Deco influence especially, and/or mirrors & glass--were simply beautiful. Indeed, breathtaking.

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