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  •  Got my 1937 RCA 15K console radio (3+ / 0-)
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    dewtx, Senor Unoball, Rashaverak

    and have spent many a great night listening to old radio programs on "When Radio Was", plus 50s hits on a little AM station, plus ballgames sometimes.  Since it's also a powerful shortwave set I've spent fun evenings pulling in shortwave stations from around the world, including broadcasts from NHK from my wife's native Japan.  Also had my little 1940s bakelite table sets on in whatever room I'm in.  Since I'm overseas they all sit silent in my home back in Michigan, waiting for me...

    •  My parents had an RCA console (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, dewtx

      I don't know the vintage, but the guts have been removed and it lives on as a linen cabinet in the old farmhouse in Mich.  It has pocket doors that concealed the radio when not in use and is a beautiful cabinet.

      Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

      by arlene on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 08:53:50 AM PDT

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