Yeah, I recall the grownups talking about how fortunate we were to be free of that terrifying prospect.Very distressing story about that this morning out of Rockland County, New York, where there may be "hundreds of cases" circulating. I had an aunt who'd been crippled by polio as a kid, and I've always been grateful that I belonged to the first generation that didn't have to face that possibility.
Back in my day there was no question at all wether kids should be vaccinated against all usual childhood diseases plus pox, tetanus, diphtheria…or not.
Public health officers came into schools and kindergartens, all kids waited in a row and got the shot that was on the line in their vaccination scheme.
But those were the days when we had a health system here in West Germany instead of a health market.
Sounds like it has found a good home.The fellow I purchased it from has replaced all the capacitors, suspect wiring and weak tubes. Also replaced some original components that are typically known for causing failures. The outside bakelite has been polished and all the mechanicals, tuner, dials and switches have been cleaned and adjusted. I am guaranteed a working radio.
Has not re-appeared as yet, but soon will. This is something that I listened to when I was but a whipper-snapper.
I found it on eBay and the seller has refurbished it inside and out, so it should play all the great AM stations. Too bad, those old Rock'n Roll stations are gone. I'm sure the news and commercials wil still be there, in spades. Oh, and this was made the year I was born, 1946. I have also been mostly re-furbiished, so buying this was in my blood, so-to-speak.
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This is the rage with older “hi fi” components, as well…receivers and amplifiers and such. Digital to analog converters, or Bluetooth receivers added for those who can’t be bothered to get up and flip the record over. “Vintage” (talking mostly late 1960s-1970s) hi fi gear has gotten offensively expensive.A lot of older radios with an FM or VHF band on them have been given a new lease of life with the advent of plug-in FM transmitters for mp3 players. For older, but still collectable, radios which predate FM, my understanding is a lot of folks add an FM band by conversion, but there surely must be a market for a similar, small-reach transmitter device that AM hardware can pick up... cheap mp3 player (or tablet) with downloaded content of the right period, and away you go.... I wonder if anyone has made such a product yet, or is it the case that FM is just too dominant?
... “Vintage” (talking mostly late 1960s-1970s) hi fi gear has gotten offensively expensive.
Those Wharfdale’s are probably pretty sought after. The Pioneers…probably not so much.^^^^^^
Console stereos, the ones in mid-century modern cabinets, are selling for crazy money these days. Buyers want the look, and are willing to pay for it.
I also have a pair of late-‘60s (I think) Wharfdale speakers, which audiophiles tell me are pretty darned good performers, and a pair of round Pioneer “end table” speakers of slightly newer vintage, which those same audiophiles tell me are not. They sure are cool lookin’, though.