RADIO MISCELLANEA -- NOVEMBER 2003 From Antique Radio Classified for November 2003
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Seller Said, "Mint!" and It Was!
I recently renewed my subscription and received a copy of the August 2003 issue. On page 24 of that issue, at the very bottom, is an ad for a "mint" Hallicrafters Model SX-110. I called and made a deal. Now, when someone says "mint," it must be taken with a grain of salt. But, when the radio came and I opened the box, I could hardly believe my good fortune. It truly is as close to "mint" as could be. It works perfectly, has all the original tubes, and not a mark or scratch on it. So miracles do happen.
--Richard Forgone, Attica, NY
Emerson Miniature Correction
My music box, pictured on page 14 of the September 2003 issue, is a replica of the Emerson 38 not the 32 as I stated. The case is exact in every detail, including the dial and feet. The knobs are wood and do not turn. The jewelry box drawer slides out from the back. I would like some information on why/what/when/where these were produced. Thanks.
--Geoff Shearer, Centreville, VA
A.R.C. Ads Generate Business
We have four full-page ads in the August A.R.C. Again thanks for the nice work. Your ads generate almost all of our business. Our type of specialty auction could never make it without your fine publication. I look forward to each issue with as much anticipation as I did with the very first issue I received as a new subscriber.
--Richard Estes, Estes Auctions, Medina OH
Years of Pleasure
Enclosed is my check to cover renewal of my subscription for two years. Thank you for all the pleasure you have provided me for so many years. With every good wish for your continued success.
--Maurice B. Pope, Gorham, ME
Howard Granoff -- A Friend to Radio
The radio-collecting community and I lost a wonderful friend in July with the passing of Howard Granoff. Howard had a long career with the FAA and was an avid collector and restorer of old radios. Howard and I traded radios, restoration ideas, and political views many times during the 25 years I was privileged to know him. His Olde Tyme Radio Company was a wonderful source of parts and information for many collectors. Howard will be missed by all of us. My condolences to his family.
--Charles Harper, Paris, KY
Photo Review Correction
On our March "Editor's Comments" page, we mentioned that in the January "Photo Review" we had mismatched photos sent in by Claude Chafin and that we would correct the error in a later issue. Thanks to Claude again for the corrections. Below are the two models with updated descriptions. (Editor)
ATWATER KENT MODEL 184 -- This Atwater Kent 184 tombstone, made in 1935, has four tubes and sold for $29 new. (Claude Chafin -- Independence, MO)
MIDWEST MODEL 18-36 -- This high-end console was manufactured in 1936 by the Midwest Radio Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. It tunes six bands and uses 18 tubes. It was purchased in 2002 at a garage sale for $50. (Claude Chafin -- Independence, MO)