Antique Radio Classified
A.R.C.--The National Publication For Buyers And Sellers
Of Old Radios And Related Items--Published Monthly

VOLUME 26               SEPTEMBER 2009                NUMBER  9


From Antique Radio Classified for September 2009
(Copyright 1996-2009 by John V. Terrey - For personal use only.)

Please don't do this to your radio! Looking at our cover, you might conclude that this is the message of the month. A.R.C. has always been in the business of encouraging preservation, and so we urge you to peruse all the pages in this "mostly ads" issue to find solutions to your problem radios. If you can't do it yourself, several repair people offer their services, just as the postcard on our cover from Michael's Repair Service did back in the 1930s.

On the other hand, if you love to solve your own repair problems, look for ads for parts, schematics, and instruction manuals, as well as for companies that furnish test equipment, etc. Look too at our book list which includes repair titles. Step back, take a deep breath, and save that radio!

We continue to take steps to save A.R.C. in this economy, which is especially difficult for print publications. We are expanding the subscriber-only portion of our website where subscribers will be able to read the entire magazine online. If this experiment proves successful, we will continue it. Also, on our homepage, there is a new search feature that allows everyone to search through the articles for information posted since we first went on the web in 1995. And once again we offer a $5 discount coupon in this issue, good until October 10, to be used on anything over $30, except advertising.

A.R.C. Benefits. Be sure to take advantage of A.R.C. benefits: a toll-free number (866) 371-0512; Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Visa accepted; a secure shopping cart on the website,; for current subscribers, a 10 percent discount on all book orders; and as mentioned above, a $5 coupon. Note: Please do not send credit card info by e-mail. Use our secure website, call, fax, or U.S. mail.

Coming Radio Events. The season of heavy radio activity continues with 28 meetings, 6 meets, and 4 auctions listed. Get out and enjoy while the good weather permits.

Happy Collecting!

John V. Terrey, Editor

September 2009

Our cover is from the postcard collection of Editor John Terrey. It was a 1930s advertising piece sent to prospective customers by Michael's Radio Service of 3005 Chatham Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, Phone: Woodbine 7325. The full text reads, "We know just how you feel. There's nothing so maddening as a Radio gone haywire, but instead of kicking the set around, save your temper and save your set by sending for our first-aid man right now. P.S. He's also an Economy Expert. Have us check your set today." The ad includes Michael's logo featuring Sylvania radio tubes. Perhaps an ad for an "Economy Expert" might have a lot of appeal today.


Referring to the article, "Who Invented Television" in A.R.C.'s May 2008 issue, C. Macnab wrote: "A nice, interesting article; however, John Logie Baird was Scottish, not English." This error in the photo caption is entirely our fault! The fact that Baird did his television experimenting in England must have distracted your editor when writing the caption.


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