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Collector's Guide to Antique Radios: Identification and Values
John Slusser
1574324268
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book gives descriptions and current values for over 9,000 models. Most other guides just list radios by model number - our guide gives complete descriptions of every radio along with information about the companies. The informative text provides explanations for the many confusing terms and abbreviations used in the radio field. Listed alphabetically by company, the radios are accompanied by current collector values. The book is devoted to the golden age of radios, the 1920s through the 1950s.2001 values. REVIEW: This book contains over 400 full-color photographs and information about the various radio companies, alphabetically listed from A-C Dayton to Zephyr. An explanation of pricing and terms and a key to descriptive information are provided. Each listing gives name, radio style, case material, year of initial...


Modern Receiver Front-Ends
Joy Laskar
0471225916
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"Such a book will be helpful for the understanding of receiver front-end development and architectural trade-offs." (Microwave Journal, September 2004)

"The well-written text is illustrated with numerous references. “ (Choice, June 2004, Vol. 41 No. 10)

Book Description
Architectures BABAK MATINPOUR and JOY LASKAR
* Describes the actual implementation of receiver architectures from the initial design to an IC-based product
* Presents many tricks-of-the-trade not usually covered in textbooks
* Covers a range of practical issues including semiconductor technology selection, cost versus performance, yield, packaging, prototype development, testing, and analysis
* Discusses architectures that are employed in modern broadband...



Antique Radio and Restoration Guide
David Johnson
0870696386
January 1992
Paperback
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Old Gramophones and Other Talking Machines
Benet Bergonzi
0747801045
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Antique Trader Radio & Television Price Guide
Kyle Husfloen
089689133X
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The world of antiques and collectibles continues to celebrate the Golden Age of radios and the heyday of television. Antique Trader Radio & Television Price Guide provides accurate and updated pricing information from trusted auction and dealer sources, while leading collectors on a journey of entertainment history with 1,000 full-color photos. This handy and easy-to-read resource includes production details on radio consoles from Philco, RCA, Zenith, Emerson and others. Radio listings cover models from the 1920s through the 1950s, with special attention on the art deco designed Bakelite and Catalin models -- the Cadillac of today's radio collecting market. Listings give collectors updated details they need, including pricing and production background for televisions manufactured between the 1930s and 1970s. From...


Old Radio Sets
Jonathan Hill
074780219X
June 2002
Paperback
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Collector's Guide to Novelty Radios
Marty Bunis
0891456120
August 1994
Paperback
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Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook
Charles Miller
0750639954
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Review
'at last, here is a densely-packed book of advice, spiced with humour, reminiscences, and informed opinions - but only when and where they treally help', Bill Jarvis, MA, CPhys, MInstP.

British Vintage Wireless Society
"For anyone interested in the repair of vintage radios this book has a great deal to offer."

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Genuine Plastic Radios of the Mid-Century: With Values
Ken Jupp
076430108X
February 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mid-twentieth century table radios made primarily of brightly colored plastic represent a relative newcomer to the radio collecting arena. With designs that often resembled contemporary automobile grille and headlight configurations, these affordable radios were made by the major electronics companies as well as dozens of others with lesser known names. These examples of American industrial design and popular culture were once plentiful, and today they can be found at flea markets, garage and house sales, secondhand stores, and "antique" shops specializing in modern design. Colorful and collectible, mid-century table radios are both available and affordable. With more than 430 full color photographs of radios, plus advertisements and black and white vintage photos, this pioneering book is a must for anyone interested...


The All American Five Radio: Understanding and Restoring Transformerless Radios of the 1940's, 50's, and 60's
Richard McWhorter
1886606196
March 2003
Paperback
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E. H. Scott - the Dean of DX: A History of Classic Radios
John Slusser
0972330100
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
During the Golden Age of Radio, the vision of one man, E.H. Scott, continually set the highest standards for radio receiver technical performance, innovation and quality. The products of his company, E.H. Scott Radio Laboratories, were considered status symbols of their day - most with chrome plated chassis, high fidelity sound reproduction and elegant cabinets. Today, those Scott radios are some of the most highly treasured by vintage radio collectors. Here is the story of Scott and his Company as related by Marvin Hobbs, Scott’s Chief Engineer from 1939-1947. Hobbs’ key role with Scott, his first-person recollections, and extensive industry experience offer a most unique and interesting insight into a fascinating piece of the history of radio.

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Radio Receiver Design
Kevin McClaning
188493207X
January 2000
Hardcover
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QEX/Communications Quarterly July/August 2001
[L]oaded with practical information and valuable insight about filters, amplifiers and mixers. ... It is well organized and well written.

ChipCenter,April 2001
[I]f you want to go a step beyond theory into the real world, it's an excellent tour guide.

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Antique Phonograph
Timothy C. Fabrizio
0764307339
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Antique phonographs enjoyed a vigorous commercial existence 100 years ago. The market they inhabited was as filled with options, accessories, gadgets and gizmos as today's late-night television is populated with slicers, dicers, car waxes and beauty secrets. Collectors have acquired, examined and used these peripherals for years, but little has been written about them. In an effort to reveal more about the fascinating accessories, horns, storage cabinets, advertising and ephemera which surrounded the antique phonograph, the authors have examined nearly 20,000 pages of primary documents, and photographed examples from over 35 collections. Over 500 color photographs illustrate nearly 700 items from the early years of recorded sound. To finally discover this long-lost aspect of the antique phonograph hobby is something...


Transistor Radios, 1954-1968
Norman R. Smith
076430660X
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kick off your shoes, put on your sunglasses, and get ready for a nostalgic trip back to the heyday of portable music. Transistor radios, those quintessential '50s and '60s accompaniments for the beach, backyard, and shirt pocket, have become one of the most popular and colorful collectors' items of recent years. Packed with over 460 full color photographs, this book provides an overview of the endless variety of transistor radio types, sizes, and styles produced during the prolific early years of their development. Over 1,000 radios are featured here, from American manufacturers such as Admiral, Bulova, Emerson, Philco, Regency, and Zenith and from Japanese manufacturers such as Hitachi, Koyo, NEC, Realtone, Sony, and Toshiba. Each radio is identified by manufacturer, model number, number of transistors, special...


A Trekker's Guide to Collectibles with Values
Jeffrey B. Snyder
0764308157
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1996, Star Trek and the crew of the Enterprise celebrate their 30th anniversary. Today, the Star Trek world is a multi-million dollar adventure with three spin-off television series and seven movies to date with thousands of loyal fans. The mountain of collectibles Star Trek has left in its wake are presented here in newly revised text, lists of items and almost 600 color photographs with captions chronicling the field, and price listings to include 500 new items not appearing in the last edition! Brief synopses of the series and films put the collectibles in perspective.


The Novelty Radio Handbook And Price Guide
Debby Weaver
0764323601
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Zenith Transistor Radios: Evolution of a Classic
Norman R. Smith
0764300156
January 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to all the wonderful transistor radios produced by the Zenith Radio Corporation during the "Magic Years," when transistor radio design was constantly being improved. This comprehensive book includes a complete listing of all transistor radio models created by Zenith from 1955 through 1965. Outstanding color photos from original Zenith sales sheets as well as information on each model are presented in a year by year order of production. Never before published photographs, documents, and original drawings from the Zenith archives, as well as a large collection of original Zenith advertising, fill the pages. A large, full-color photo section with price guide rounds out the book and will help readers easily identify each Zenith transistor radio from those "Magic Years." ...

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