Today's collection is old tube type table radios.
|Come on in, they're not all this old.|
Collecting old radios doesn't have to be a rich man's hobby. Of course if you asked a serious collector, I would not be considered a serious collector.
I don't collect based on value, or rarity, or investment potential. I buy radios based on what they look like. One of these radios was a hand me down from my parents. All of the others I bought because I liked the way they looked.
|This one is from 1939|
|It's the old timer of the bunch.|
The white one above is called an Aeroscope Gloritone. It is the exact same radio as an Admiral that was sold during the same time period. Neither Admiral or Aeroscope made the radio. It was manufactured by Continental Radio (If I remember correctly) and then labeled Admiral or Aeroscope or whatever.
|This is a 1948 Motorola|
|It was not working when I bought it|
|This is a 1949 RCA.|
|I like the brass "hood ornament" look of it.|
This radio was in the kitchen of my parents' house for decades. For the last decade it's been sitting in one storage place or another. I rescued it. Now it sits in my den. For some reason it has the look of a late 1950s Plymouth to me.
|1963 General Electric Musaphonic|
Why should a mid century freak like you or me collect these old radios? They're great for accessorizing. You know that once you get the big pieces in place you need to start adding accessories. People had these back in the time period we're re-creating. Well, maybe not a 1939, but definitely a 1955 or a 1963.
We'll be back later with . . . more stuff.