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Any antique radio and phonograph collectors?

Post by Codyhoover on Tue May 07, 2013 7:20 pm

Along with antique vacuum cleaners, I also collect radios and phonographs as well as many other antique appliances and items. I specialize in radios from the 1920s and early 30s and phonographs from the late 1890s to the late 1920s. Since I dont have any pictures of my radios and phonographs at the moment, I will give a link to my youtube channel where I upload many videos of my antique appliances, radios, and phonographs.

Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/user/EnerG15
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Post by s31463221 on Wed May 08, 2013 10:32 am

Cody, I don't collect vintage/antique radios per se, but I do seem to have quite a few of them around my house! I have an old Philco upright tube radio from 1936 (looking for the chevron V speaker cloth to replace the one on it) but it works GREAT. I also have several old Silvertone wooden case radios too. Amazing pieces of art and machinery! If I can get it uploaded, I took an old Admiral TV from the 1950's, rebuilt it into a "new" one but kept it looking stock. Let me know what you think.

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Post by Codyhoover on Wed May 08, 2013 4:35 pm

That Admiral looks great! Did you put a new CRT in it?
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Post by s31463221 on Wed May 08, 2013 11:09 pm

Thank you! I appreciate that! Took me several weeks to finish this one! I was given the old tv, and when I hooked it up, as expected, it started smoking, all the internal components were shot. I stripped it down to the wooden case, keeping the glass, screen cover, knobs, etc. to re use. The "picture tube" is a dell 17" flat screen monitor that fit the surround perfectly. It has a motherboard from a dell GX 280 (spare parts I had), 80 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM, windows vista (not my favorite, but only free license I had available!) an AM/FM TV tuner card so it will play live tv, a DVD multi drive, wireless keyboard and mouse, a 350 watt sound system where the original speaker once was mounted, and an APC battery backup system all built in. The image on the screen is from a collection of television off-air logos from the 1950's and the screen saver rotates through a bunch of those images! So essentially I have the best of both worlds, modern technology with old world charm!
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