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- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 190mm x 248mm x 22mm | 739g
- Publication date: 30 March 2008
- Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
- ISBN 10: 1861269498
- ISBN 13: 9781861269492
- Illustrations note: 450 colour photographs
- Sales rank: 317,013
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.
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Tony Thompson is a former teacher who has been interested in radios all his life. He collects, repairs and services vintage sets, many hundreds of which have passed through his hands. He runs his own vintage radio website and is the author of two books on the subject. Resident: Peterborough