Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Antique radios



These old radios were sitting next to our table while we were eating at a 1950's style diner on our vacation when we were in San Francisco a few months ago. The one in the first picture looks very similar to a radio my grandfather had sitting on his kitchen counter when I was a kid. My grandkids didn't even know what they were until I told them!

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

29 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes! The same one looks like one my great grandfather had. Some of them must be worth a lot of money. How I wish I had kept mine!!!

Lowell said...

These are certainly familiar to me and look much like the radios we used in the 40s. I think I would have liked that 1950's style diner. Glad that you're educating your grandkids!

Tamera said...

I love beautiful old radios like this! I have a couple of them myself.

co coya said...

So the old saying could be changed to "A cat is a man's best friend!" So sweet!
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Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Duas belas peças de museu.
Um abraço e boa semana.

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Bill Nicholls said...

Bet you can see on the in your City's Museum

biebkriebels said...

They look very beautiful I think, the shapes and colours are so nice.

Sandra said...

these old radios are just beautiful to me. i remember them, although we never owned one, but my relavives did. and it was hard to find a channel on those dials

Sharon Anck said...

That second one looks like one my grandfather had in his apartment. Pretty soon there will be a generation who has never seen a black and white TV or a record player.

Barbara Rogers said...

Before transistors, imagine all those tubes! Fantastic find.

Adam said...

Not many alive today that remember those when they were the hot new thing

Tom said...

...my grandmother had one of the style in the second photo, but smaller. Everyday I'm amazed at the things my grandchildren don't know, but then again I don't know much of their things either. Tha Lois for sharing something from my past. I hope that your are healing!

photodoug said...

Lois, fantastic finds. Thanks for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating photos and post of the vintage radios!

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RedPat said...

Isn't it funny that the kids didn't know what they were! ;-)

jennyfreckles said...

I remember a similar big radio when I was a kid. Amazing how much has changed in our lifetime.

Marleen said...

They make me think of the radio my grandmother had.

William Kendall said...

The first one is similar to one that my parents had around the house.

Klara S said...

I love stuff like that.

Stefan Jansson said...

They look great.

bill burke said...

My grandmother used to have one similar to the second one. They are beautiful and well made.

Kay said...

We didn't have one of these when I was growing up but they certainly look familiar.

Powell River Books said...

Such classics. It's good someone thought to save them from disposal. - Margy

BeachGypsy said...

I love those old radios! My grandparents had some like these

Linda said...

Hmm, those look even older than I am!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Those were the good old days.

God bless.

Kate said...

What great photos! I remember them well and attribute my preference for radio to my early exposure to that media.

Lowcarb team member said...

So nice to see these old radios.

All the best Jan

orvokki said...

Wonderful vintage radios...