Fishing Radios Of Old Could Warm Up A Small House

God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. ~J.M. Barrie

Radios Were The Centerpiece Of The Home


Radio was my hobby...  I loved radio's when growing up!  The lady down the street gave me an old Zenith "Trans-Oceanic" full size console in 1953 and I spent almost two years restoring it.... it was a vintage 1953 beauty and sold for a mere $120.00! .  Searching for tubes was always difficult and likely impossible today! Great sound and when it finally worked, I listened to the BBC and radio Moscow for hours!  

The console radio was the center piece of every house back in the era of radio, they were big and expensive running up to $700 back in th late 1930's mostly for the rich, these radios were place in hallways and living rooms. most console radios were waist high and not very wide , as the years went on the got shorter and wider.

Most consumer console radios were made by RCA, Philco, General Electric, Wards Airline, Montgomery Ward, Westinghouse, radio-bar and many more they were all affordable.

Others like Zenith, Scott, Atwater-Kent, were mainly for the rich as there prices ran into the $500-$800 range in the 1930s and 1940s ..

Golden Age

Radio in The 1950's     Radio in The 1950's

Radio in The 1950's