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Post by Oldsmobile Man on Fri May 09, 2008 11:43 am

What sort of radio/tv things do you guys look out for or collect? Anyone have any pics they would like to share with us of their collection?

I just collect whatever has a tube that i can afford. I don't have much but mabye i'll get around to taking some pictures of my to-do pile.....

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Post by ve1arn on Sat May 10, 2008 9:40 am

I collect too many things. However, I'm kinda narrowing down my interests because of a dire need for space. Also, because of my arthritis, I can no longer work with the boat anchors. So, I'm selling off the big stuff along with some older pieces of test gear too.

For the most part, I collect anything that involves tubes. AM or AM/FM tube radios of the table size, along with AM only transistor radios too. Since the transistor is well over 50 years old now, they have their place in my collection. I also collect, and like to play with crystal sets too.

I also like to collect any printed matter on radio history. Magazines, books, ads, etc., and some older semiconductors for display. And I also have a small display of vacuum tubes too.

I think that's it.

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Post by mikhail7 on Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:54 pm

Mostly I collect radios from the mid 30's to about 1950 but I have to be rather selective as space is at a sort of premium.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:57 pm

Dust and more than I want. LOL
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Post by krystallo on Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:20 am

Other than radios, little plastic figures from the 1960's (and later) called Rat Finks. I have a number of rare types.

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Post by butch on Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:52 am

i collect wood sets from the 30's here are a coupleWhat do you collect? IMG_0024
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i had over 100 sets but am selling off some due to lack of room like others.butch

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Post by Where did I put that... on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:00 pm

I collect mantle curtain burners - two knobs, no dial, a speaker and a warm cord. (I usually make the cord so it isn't warm anymore but I try to keep the thickness the same.)

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Post by mikhail7 on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:03 pm

Very nice radios, Butch.

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Post by Oldsmobile Man on Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:12 pm

Holy crap those are beautiful radios!
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Post by Uffda on Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:41 pm

I collect boatanchors, Transoceanics, and battery sets mostly. Also a couple wood Philcos and whatever looks interesting. Here is a stack
of battery sets I piled on a coffee table. The big one on the bottom is a Federal 142 that has a chassis that slides out on rails. Others
are; Ace V, Tri-City W2, MRC one tube, Federal 110, and my latest- a Tuska 225. These sets are so darn had to photograph well. Most
look better in person. All my display shelves are full of other stuff, as are other rooms and most horizontal surfaces.

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Post by mikhail7 on Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:13 pm

Nice collection, Phil. Shocked

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Post by butch on Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:47 am

a couple more pics.butch

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Post by Oldsmobile Man on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:26 am

Wow Butch, I'm drooling all over myself looking at those tombstones
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Post by Gordon on Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:28 pm

I collect woods from the 20's to 40's.

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Post by Sprague on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:35 pm

Old 8 and 16 mm films, projectors, 30's to 40's gasoline motors.
Also like old bikes from the 60's on down.
Have an old blue Schwinn Tiger bicycle I rode for the past 3 (four here pretty soon...) nearly daily. I think I put around 600 miles on it in three years... Shocked
Excersize? Pfft..
Dad has a 1933 Schwinn Cadilac from the same guy who got me started in radios.
My projectors are late 40's to 50's models. Two sound 16mms, one silent 16mm (Moviegraph L-947, uses a tail light bulb for a projection lamp) and a 60's 8mm.
My motors are a Briggs and Straton model Y, 1/2 horsepower, for a washing machine, and a 40's or 50's lawnmower motor for a reel mower.
Also, I have an old acoustic Edison Ediphone recording machine. bounce
Really have to SCREAM to get anything down... affraid

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Post by Tony V on Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:22 pm

I collect radio's of course but also collect and restore tube type tv's, phonographs, clocks, jukeboxes, music and basically anything from 1960 and before if it catches my eye.
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