Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Radio Project: Hornyphon Attache 61

I’m taking on a new project for a customer, a 1960/61 Hornyphon Attache 61 radio. My client listened to this radio while growing up, and hand-carried it from his mother’s estate on a plane from Austria to the United States … Continue reading

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Antique Radios in “Babylon 5”

In Season 2, Episode 7 of television program “Babylon 5” (1994-1998), you can see a few antique radios in the space station’s Earth History Exhibit. With the help of some other radio hobbyists, I’ve identified the interesting ones. On the … Continue reading

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New Project Idea: Oddball Tube Hi-Fi Amplifier

I’m looking for a new summer project, and think I’m going to branch off from repairing radios to building some of my own gear. I’m interested in making a tube hi-fi stereo amplifier to go with my old speakers – … Continue reading

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Found: Sansui SP1500 Speakers

It’s been a little while since I’ve gone on my rounds through the salvage and recycling centers in Seattle, so I went out for an hour this afternoon to see what I could find. There wasn’t much out there today, … Continue reading

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Ruined Antique Radio Photo Roundup Redux

I thought I’d start the weekend off with some more photos of butchered antique radios for your viewing misery┬ápleasure. This is the second-round photo roundup. Check out the first set of ruined antiques here! An aspiring artist thought this 1940s … Continue reading

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