Even though I'm posting these pictures of my collection in late 2012, they date from December 2005. Just before having an open house that year... I continue to add stuff so maybe there are more like 1300 items on display. These pictures don't show it all.
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Visitors come in through the back door and into the kitchen. I have the tops of the cabinets full of radios designed for the kitchen and bedroom. They range from 1940 to about 1962. There are a few unusual ones like a 1948 Zenith FM only, a Hotpoint made in Brazil, a GE with a short wave band (think A-Bomb & the 'Ruskies'.
The open shelving between the kitchen and dining area has a few interesting sets... (Picture above) Of note is a 1933 Kadette Model B in black and silver, Heathkit's first transistor radio (built by a young teen girl), Setchel-Carlson bed radio & Pacemaker radio made in New Zealand.
To the left are a mid 50's French Philips set with its dial markings printed on a silk speaker grill cloth. Two Motorola 52R series sets the red one having a conventional hand wired metal chassis, the white one having the worlds first printed circuit board in a consumer electronics device.
An Emerson set in swirled blue styrene plastic. (Too bad it is not blue Catlin.)
Yep, my sister made sure I had an ice chest with a built-in transistor radio...