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Monday, November 11, 2013

One Awesome Radio


Saw this at yesterday's flea market.  You could hear it before seeing it.  It had such a wonderful sound.  The man said it was a 1957 Telefunken radio made in Germany.  He bought it, cleaned it all up, made a few repairs and had it out there for the "I really do not want to sell it" price of $500.  I looked them up when I got home and saw a not as nice one on eBay for $399.

I love that it has big city names on it and that it received short wave.  Note the Made in Western Germany.  It has history.  Tube radios have a special sound to them that radios of today cannot match.  This radio surpassed any tube radio I have ever heard before.  Too bad today's radio stations are not worthy of this radio.

He also had these wonderful glass front bookcases.  I did not ask the price on them.  I would dearly love to have them but have no room although I do have the books that would look nice in them.

13 comments:

  1. The old radio is very cool! And very expensive...

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  2. I remember such a radio from home long ago. My father used little stickers on the glass to point to the dutch stations which where not mentioned on the senders scale . I am talking about 1957 here.

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  3. Superbe reportage!
    Très joli post!
    Merci de ta visite et de tes gentils commentaires sur mes pages, Merci, bonne journée!
    Cath.

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  4. I remember those radios we had at home too. Always turning the button to find your music.

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  5. We used to have a wonderful old radio when I was a child; a dial that lit up, an aerial wire that run across to a pole on the side of the outside toilet, and a dial with all those wonderful faraway cities - Hilversum, Paris, Munich and AFN too, that was American Forces Network which broadcast to the troops stationed in Germany and elsewhere. Thanks for stirring up an old memory.

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  6. neat radio. a type i've not seen before.

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  7. Many of the older radios had short wave. I used to listen to short wave as a kid and also when I was in the Arctic. I had my Grandpa's tube radio. We couldn't get any mor ebatteries for it and didn't change it to eclectric. I don't know what happened to it after I left home.a tub

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  8. I love those bookcases...I could easily fill them, too. I would have liked to hear that radio...

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  9. yes I can see quality in that 'not-so-old' radio :).

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  10. That's a unique looking radio. I'd love to have it, but not at that price!

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  11. I remember those radios too! And I love the bookcases.

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  12. Now that would be wonderful to have.

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  13. Beautiful SW Radio indeed. My dad had one similar; might have been a Phillips. I have a Grundig, newer technology, for SW.

    You have a good eye, mon ami.

    Peace :)

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