Old Radio Sets

Old Radio Sets

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The radio has been part of home entertainment for over 75 years, and tens of thousands of different models have been designed, manufactured, enjoyed and then discarded as a new or improved model came on the scene. Generations have enjoyed their favourite programmes or have sat enthralled as some historic event unfolded through the radio's loudspeaker. This book describes the development of the radio (or the 'wireless' as it was more properly known in pre-war days) from the late Victorian era until the late 1960s, showing many rare and unusual sets once so familiar to listeners. A surprising number of early radios have survived - even those made before broadcasting got under way in the early 1920s and which would look more at home on the bench of a science laboratory than in the corner of a cosy lounge.
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 152.9 x 210.1 x 3.3mm | 82.15g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 074780219X
  • 9780747802198

Table of contents

The pre-broadcasting era The nineteen twenties The nineteen thirties The nineteen forties The nineteen fifties The nineteen sixties Further reading Contacts and useful addresses Places to visit
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About Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill was a founder member of the British Vintage Wireless Society, which was established in 1976 to encourage the preservation of early radio equipment and the study of broadcasting history.
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