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Zenith: The Early Years 1919-1935
By Harold Cones, Ph.D, John Bryant, with Martin Blankinship and William Wade
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$29.95
Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s Vol. 2, softcover
By Alan Douglas. This monumental 3 volume work offers an outline history for each of the major radio manufacturers of the 1920s. It features the company principals and their factories, the financial ups and downs of the industry, and hundreds of pictures of radios produced up to 1930. Each volume over 250 pages, 2 lbs. Soft cover. Volume 2 covers Freed Elsemann through Preiss.
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$28.95
Cathedral and Tombstone Radios
By Mark V Stein The source book for collectors of cathedral and tombstone radios this book has ovcer 1500 illustrations of both US and Canadian radios. Brand name and manufacturers are listed along with model numbers, tube and band counts, and cabinet styles. This book has current market values and is a good guide in determining how much a cathedral or tombstone radio is worth.
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$26.95
Crystal Radio Bonanza
Volumes 9, 10 and 11 of the Xtal Set Society Newsletter, 18 issues from January 1999-November 2001. Over 20 complete projects with detailed instructions along with Q&A. Also contains reprints from old magazines. 226 pages,1.9 lbs, 8.5 x 11"
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$18.95
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Radio Set Socket Layout Guide 1921 - 1935
This reprint of a 1935 RCA publication shows tube complement, chassis layout and date of manufacture for thousands of radios produced by over 100 different manufacturers. It also contains a tube data chart and base diagrams for RCA receiving tubes. It is very useful for identifying unknown model numbers or determining which tubes belong in a set. 256 pages, 0.9 lb, 5 x 8.25"
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$8.95
Practical Radio Repair
by Ray Bintliff An excellent guide on radio repair, containing practical information on how to repair and restore vacuum tube radios and related electronic devices. Covers tools and test equipment, working safely, troubleshooting methods, making repairs, good workmanship practices with over 270 illustrations and tables. 138 pages, spiral bound, 0.75 lbs, 8.5 x 11
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$25.95
Flick of the Switch 1930-1950
By Morgan E. McMahon A companion volume to Vintage Radio 1887-1929, this book continues with the history of radio into the beginnings of Television. Over 1000 pictures. 300 pages, 0.8 lbs, 5.35 x 8.5
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$9.95
The All American Five Radio
By Richard McWhorter Understanding and restoring transformerless radios of the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. 92 pages. Begins with a description of the fundamentals of direct current and alternating current. Also included is some basic information about resisistors. Circuits are discussed in detail beginning with the simplest and progressing to those that are quite complex. When you finish this book, you should be able to read and understand all of the electronic symbols and the functionality of each radio circuit. 92 pages, 0.5 lb, 7 x 10
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$15.95