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By the Glow of the Tuning Dial

Posted by Clark Novak on Jun 30, 2011 7:01:00 PM

You can't work in radio without finding a certain attraction to old receivers. Some of us like '70s pop-art portables, some like space-age '50s tabletops, others have a thing for early transistor sets. But there's an almost universal appreciation for the big tabletop and console radios from the '20s and '30s; sets with hand finished wooden cabinets housing big, glowing tubes.

Radio collector Michael Feldt of IndianaRadios.com has been buying them since 1965, and he's amassed quite the selection of these big beauties. A huge photo gallery of sets is online, but must-see page is the gallery of tuning dials, many backlit and glowing brightly... as if DXing the night sky.

Topics: Vintage Electronics


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