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Vintage Radios

By Tony Thompson

ISBN: 9781861269492
PUBLISHED: 2007
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 450 colour photographs

Since the 1920s the radio set has been an important part of most people's lives. In the thirties and forties the wireless was an important piece of furniture and a potent symbol of status; beautifully made floor-standing and table-top sets in veneered wood and trendy bakelite became the focal points of living rooms up and down the land. After the war the emphasis began to change towards portability, and the change from valves to transistors in the 1960s changed the radio into a more useful but far less interesting object.

The book tells the collector, and the armchair wireless enthusiast, everything he or she needs to know about classic radios from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s. All the important makes and models are discussed, and the author also covers buying and selling, care and restoration, and many other topics including foreign radios and radio-related ephemera. Illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs, this is the perfect collector's companion to the fascinating topic.

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