Vintage Radios - Collecting, Servicing, Restoring

Vintage Radios - Collecting, Servicing, Restoring

Author: Tony Thompson Bsc

Publisher: Vrw Publications

ISBN: 0953821838


Page: 164

View: 751

For many people born in the second half of the twentieth century and brought up in the age of the transistor and microchip, valve radio is a mystery - assuming they have even heard of it. In truth, for too long a time the great technical achievements of the era of the electronic valve was allowed to slip into the past, unnoticed and unloved except by a comparatively few devotees. Now, things are changing for the better and an ever-widening appreciation of the remarkable skill and artistry that went into the creation of the life and society-changing technological marvels of radio communication is coming about. Vintage radio receivers housed in often magnificent wooden and Bakelite Deco cabinets have passed their 'fallow' period and, no longer in decline are becoming sought after in much the same way as steam power, both locomotive and static and vintage cars have become revaluated and even revered. Topics include the concise history of radio, the development from scientific instrument to household essential, the influence of Art Deco, streamlining and the modern versus the traditional. What valves are and how they work. What to buy, and what not to? How vintage radios work, how to trace faults, repair and restore, with many practical examples of chassis and cabinet restoration and a section devoted to test items the reader can build at a minimal cost. Also included is a glossary of radio terms, suggestions for further reading and details and web addresses of suppliers of radio-related components and materials. This is a fully revised and greatly expanded version of the original book.

Electronic Classics

Electronic Classics

Author: Andrew Emmerson

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750637886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

View: 561

Vintage Radio, Television and Hi-Fi are highly popular 'modern antiques' - and offer the added challenge for restorers of the repair of classic valve-based circuits. This highly readable book encompasses all aspects of buying, collecting, restoring, repairing, sourcing parts, professional services, clubs and societies, etc. Covering the technical side as well as collecting, this book offers the most comprehensive coverage available. The first half of the book deals primarily with technical aspects of restoration, what components are needed and where they can be found. The second half of the book provides a wealth of useful information: names and addresses of clubs and societies, auctions and antique fairs; a professional services directory; how to get hold of service data. Armed with this book the enthusiast will be able to tackle the restoration of a vintage machine with confidence. A highly popular type of 'modern antique' Covers technical aspects of classic valve-based circuitry The most complete work for vintage audio and TV enthusiasts, dealers and repairers

Free Stuff for Collectors on the Internet

Free Stuff for Collectors on the Internet

Author: Judy Heim

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1571200967

Category: Collectors and collecting

Page: 180

View: 412

Antiquers, nostalgia buffs, and memorabilia collectors of all types will welcome the great leads offered in this guide to finding free Internet information on the ins and outs of collecting in numerous specialized areas. 80 illustrations.

Old Time Radios! Restoration and Repair

Old Time Radios! Restoration and Repair

Author: Joseph Carr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071507660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 484

A presentation of the history, theory and practical operation of old-time, home, auto, amateur, shortwave and CB radio sets which provides the detailed instructions and schematics required to repair or rebuild them. A troubleshooting section is included, with charts and pin-out diagrams.

Everyday eBay

Everyday eBay

Author: Ken Hillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135483470

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 506

Everyday eBay is the first scholarly analysis of the internet marketplace that has become a global social, cultural and economic phenomenon. The eighteen new and classic essays gathered here examine eBay from a wide variety of perspectives as a bellwether of taste and material culture; as a rich site of cultural, racial, and sexual discourse and practice; as an emergent media form; and as a facilitator of global consumerism. From old toys steeped in nostalgia to 'rare' limited edition shoes, the contributors demonstrate that value on eBay is never simply about 'price'. On any given day, more than two million items are listed for sale on eBay, from everyday objects to kitsch and collectibles to the truly bizarre. Since its debut ten years ago, eBay has quickly become a central destination for millions of web browsers. According to eBay itself, up to 165,000 Americans now make their living by selling through the website, and other business analysts project that hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide now make their living through eBay.

Antique Radio Restoration Guide

Antique Radio Restoration Guide

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 0870696386

Category: Radio

Page: 158

View: 890

This excellent book focuses on restoring repairing, and refinishing those charming radios of the past. Discover basic, easy-to-follow techniques for repairing circuitry, troubleshooting, and cleaning up those radio treasures.

Maloney's Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory

Maloney's Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory

Author: David J. Maloney

Publisher: Antique Trader

ISBN: 0930625404

Category: Antiques

Page: 526

View: 627

The singular resource that contains contact information for more than 23,250 antiques and collectibles resources in nearly 3,200 specialty categories is better than ever. Includes listings for collector clubs, specialty periodicals, dealers, collectors, experts, buyers, appraisers, parts suppliers, reproduction sources, Internet resources, repair/restoration/conservation specialists, auction services, manufacturers/distributors of contemporary collectibles, and more!

Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456481

Category: Reference

Page: 1696

View: 216

Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.

Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook

Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook


Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750639958

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 285

View: 913

Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook is not only an essential read for every professional working with antique radio and gramophone equipment, but also dealers, collectors and valve technology enthusiasts the world over. The emphasis is firmly on the practicalities of repairing and restoring, so technical content is kept to a minimum, and always explained in a way that can be followed by readers with no background in electronics. Those who have a good grounding in electronics, but wish to learn more about the practical aspects, will benefit from the emphasis given to hands-on repair work, covering mechanical as well as electrical aspects of servicing. Repair techniques are also illustrated throughout. This book is an expanded and updated version of Chas Miller's classic Practical Handbook of Valve Radio Repair. Full coverage of valve amplifiers will add to its appeal to all audio enthusiasts who appreciate the sound quality of valve equipment. A practical manual for collectors, owners, dealers and service engineers Essential information for all radio and audio enthusiasts Valve technology is a hot topic

Pro Paint & Body

Pro Paint & Body

Author: Jim Richardson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1557883947

Category: Transportation

Page: 170

View: 697

This comprehensive guide to professional paint and bodywork includes the latest information on bodywork tools, materials and techniques. A partial list of subjects includes: Assessing a project car and damaged bodywork, disassembly and stripping, basic hammer and dolly techniques, diagnosing dents, fillers, leading, spray guns, current paint technology, color coats, color sanding, and custom colors.