This project originated due to the need for a good, indoor antenna for AM radio listening. Trying to operate a radio in the house using its built-in antenna is frustrating due to all the electrical noise. This mainly emanates from the switching power supplies that are in practically everything now. Seriously, they have taken over
The Yamaha CR-840 came out in 1979 or so, and priced at $500. It was a fairly good audio component at that time. I found one at a yard sale for $10, and could tell immediately it was worth purchasing if only to get parts and a nice power transformer. I ended up cleaning it
This 1946 model was purchased at an antique store in Jamestown, NY. It was a relatively easy restoration project, requiring basic stripping and refinishing of the cabinet, and typical electrical work. By the 1940’s parts were very standardized, the design of the circuits was straightforward, and the most difficult to repair components like transformers and
There are a few models called the Crosley “Fiver”. This chassis (517) was used in a tombstone, a metal cabinet table radio, and a chairside radio (model 567, selling for $27.95). The tombstone had two flavors…the one I have is the early 1937 version; this was changed later in 1937 to a plain and much
In the 1920’s lasting through at least the early 1960’s, there was apparently a continuous interest in model ships. Several companies made clocks (with the dial inside a ships wheel, of course) for a bookshelf or tabletop. Several models of radio were also made, apparently starting in the late 1920’s. This one is the Majestic
This is a very cool little radio that i picked up in an antique shop near Charlottesville. It was made in 1952. The Emerson engineers managed to cram an “All-American 5″ into a bakelite cabinet only 8″ tall x 5″ wide x 4” deep!
This cool little bakelite radio came from a yard sale near my home, and needed a bit of cleaning up and alignment. Crosley sold this model in several colors in 1950, and the photos i’ve seen of museum-quality pieces show this particular color was a bright, appliance white. This one was in great condition with
This radio was offered to me by a friend who was remodeling a house and wanted it out of the way. Normally I don’t take console radios, but this one seemed unusual and of higher quality than most, so I took it home. It was in fair-poor condition. The cabinet was scratched up and not
The first sound clip is of a furious snowstorm here at my home, 1/23/2016, about 10 on Saturday morning. This was a large “noreaster” storm, and there was already 15 inches on the ground. Snow was falling at a heavy rate, and there was a lot of shifting high wind, and even a distant rumble
This is a test to see how the slider gallery works. Photos taken yesterday at Government Island Park.