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Crosley 634 / 656. My first collectible radio, this is the one that got me started many years ago.

National T-98  Portalarm. 7 Transistor radio with a mechanical Sieko watch 

Blackout Light. From World War II, for use during blackouts.

 

  Zenith Radio Nurse. The radio nurse was the receiving end of a wireless intercom system sold by Zenith in 1937 as a baby monitor. Zenith commissioned the Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi to design this unit. The result was a stylized human nurses head molded in a swirled brown Bakelite. The radio nurse is quite typical of Noguchi's work in 20th century art. Sadly many of these units were destroyed following Pearl Harbor because of the name of the designer. Bakelite case manufactured by Chicago Molded Products Corporation and Kurz-Kasch, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. More Pix. Pix 1, Pix 2, Pix 3, Pix 4, Pix 5, Pix 6, Pix 7, Pix 8.

Bendix 160 Oscilloscope. It's a 3 inch scope, the tube is in the cylinder at top. It swivels and pivots up and down. A really neat art deco scope.

 

Philco 570 Grandfather Clock

Cruiser Outboard Motor

Waco Biplane

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Atwater Kent 84

 

Zenith 7S256

Atwater Kent 10 Breadboard

 Westinghouse H124

 

 A unique mirrored radio with a Fada Bullet chassis

Bendix 526A Brown Bakelite set

The first Bendix consumer product off the assembly line?
 
My Dad worked at Bendix in Towson, Md. during  WWII. Since Bendix was a supplier of avionics to the military all employees were supposed to not discuss any thing about work with anyone, even family. Therefore, my Mom never knew exactly what he did at work except that he had a management position of some kind. Dad died suddenly in February of 1946. When a company representative brought the contents of his desk to my Mom this picture was there. Nothing was written on the picture to indicate the occasion so we never knew. The picture sat in a drawer in Mom's desk for years.  I'd see it from time to time and wonder. 
It wasn't until I developed an interest in collecting radios some 30 years later that I learned that Bendix, whose only business had been supplying avionics to the military, entered the consumer electronics business to utilize the large workforce that they had built up during the war years. Their first consumer product, released in February 1946,  was the model 526. Could my Dad, Edmund A Kendall (the short guy) be holding the first one off the assembly line?
I've talked to the only local Bendix historian that I know, Aaron Mall,  and he feels it could be. Can anyone add to this information?

Bendix 526C Catlin set

 

 

 Toshiba 7TP303

 

 Toshiba 6TR92

Mitchell 1260 Radio Lamp

 

Teachers Highland Cream Transistor Radio

Spectra Sunglasses Radio

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Majestic 1 Charlie McCarthy Radio

Eveready Masterlite. Nightlight/Flashlight but not a radio.

Aimor RadioAlarm

 

Old Parr Scotch Whiskey

Guild 484 Spice Chest 

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Fada 1000 Bullet

Philmore Crystal Set

Fada 53X Catalin radio

Arvin 441-T. First version of the "Hopalong     Cassidy" radio

 

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