ODDS & ENDS GALLERY

                             RADIO RELATED APPARATUS AND OTHER INTERESTING ITEMS FROM    

THE ROARING TWENTIES

wALKER mULTI-UNIT MANUFACTURED BY THE GEORGE W. WALKER MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN 1929

A VERY VERSATILE APPARATUS

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  THIS MULTI PURPOSE DEVICE IS A SHORT WAVE RADIO RECEIVER, BC RECEIVER, WAVE TRAP, SCREEN GRID PRE-AMP, CRYSTAL RECEIVER, RF OSCILLATOR AND RF BOOSTER ALL IN ONE. IT HAS A RANGE OF 15-550 METERS.  ORIGINAL PRICE WAS $16.00.

THIS WALKER MULTI-UNIT BRINGS IN A STRONG CLEAR SIGNAL USING A 
00, ONE AMP TUBE.

 

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USING A 00, ONE AMP TUBE THIS WALKER MULTI-UNIT BROUGHT IN A STRONG CLEAR SIGNAL.

hOMEBREW CRYSTAL - FROM THE HOWARD STONE COLLECTION

Early 1920s

A nice little crystal set that pulls in several stations, one of the oldest and best performing crystal sets at the museum.

  

 

aTWATER kENT SALES dEMONSTRATION rECORD

THE GOLDEN VOICE

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THE GOLDEN MARCH

 PRODUCED BY ATWATER KENT AND PRESSED BY COLUMBIA RECORD COMPANY, THE RECORD IS A DEMONSTRATION RECORDING FOR ATWATER KENT DEALERS TO PLAY FOR CUSTOMERS TO SHOW THEM THE "GOLDEN TONE" OF THEIR NEW RADIOS. THE MUSIC, A MARCH CALLED "THE GOLDEN VOICE", WAS COMMISSIONED BY ATWATER KENT AND WRITTEN BY ARTHUR PRYOR WITH MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JOSEF PASTERNAK. SIDE 1 IS A SALES PITCH WITH SHORT DEMONSTRATIONS OF HOW EACH INSTRUMENT WOULD SOUND ON THE NEW LINE OF RADIOS. SIDE 2 IS A FULL VERSION OF THE "THE GOLDEN VOICE" ALONG WITH ANOTHER SALES PITCH. THIS 78 RPM RECORD IS REALLY UNUSUAL BECAUSE IT PLAYS FROM THE CENTER OUT!
 

ALTHOUGH THE RECORD IS FROM 1930, I THOUGHT I'D BEND THE RULES A LITTLE BECAUSE ITS SUCH AN INTERESTING ITEM FROM THE LARGEST RADIO MANUFACTURER OF THE 1920S.

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Early wooden Vario - coupler manufactured by sunday & scholtz company incorporated of philadelphia, pennsylvania

 

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  Below - Ad from "The Radio Dealer" - 1922

 Thanks to Greg (egg) from the Antique Radios Forum for digging up  this  Ad.

radio fun

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Parker Brothers

Every company wanted to get in on the radio craze that swept the nation.

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It was in the cards

Game of Radio by the Radio Games Company in the 20s.

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Turnabout Is Fair Play

If the playing card companies can get in on the radio craze, why shouldn't Atwater Kent get into playing cards? 

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Fiat Antenna - 1920's manufactured by radio appliance laboratory of 1529 Howard Ave, chicago, ill

 

 

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Atwater Kent Store Display Lamp

This lamp was used in Atwater Kent store displays in the 1920s and early 1930's. The base is original while the lamp shade is a reproduction.

 

Still under construction - more odds and ends to come