2007 RadioActivity Photos: Old Equipment Contest


RadioActivity 2007


Theme: Mail Orders Radios 

Old Equipment Contest - The Blue Ribbon Winners

Photography by Domi Sanchez and James Privitera

Category 1: Sears and Montogomery Wards Radios prior to 1930
Gary Alley:  Airline Special and DeLuxe Recivers, Airline Horn and, Headphones, 1923 Wards Radio Equipment Catalog, and User Manual.

Also was Awarded: Best of Show 

 

Category 2: Sears and Montogomery Wards Radios, 1930 - 1942

Rod Matzco:  Airline 93WG-602B (1939) bakelite table set (left)

3rd Place: Geoff Shearer:  Airline 93WG-604A bakelite table set

 

Category 4: Other Company Catalog Radios prior to 1930

Dave Willenborg:  1924 Phenix Radio Ultradyne L-2 (early super-het kit) with a Bristol horn and the Mathiesen folding loop antenna accessories.

Receiver designed by R. E. Lacault.

 

Category 5: Other Company Catalog Radios 1930 - 1942

Robert Lozier:  1931 "AC Companion" portable radio by Insuline Corp. of America.  Uses two type 27 tubes, one makes a regenerative receiver, the other a half wave rectifier for the power supply.

 

Category 7: Magazine Advertised Crystal Sets

Gary Alley:  Pink-A-Tone Crystal Set by Pinkerton Electric Equip. Co.

 

Category 8: Catalog Marketed Ham Radios

(tie) Dave Willenborg:  Hallicrafters S-19 Sky Buddy matched with a Stancor 10P transmitter.  Both items were available in 1939.

 

Category 8: Catalog Marketed Ham Radios

(tie) Rich Owens.

 

Category 9: Transistor Radios

Paul Farmer:  Acopian 257-PE Solar Radio

 

Category 10: Tube Audio Equipment

Gary Alley:  Brush Development Co. BK-401 and BK-403 "Mail-A-Voice" Recorders with original documentation and accessories.

Also was Awarded: Historic Merit Ribbon

 

Category 11: Horn and Cone Loudspeakers

Gary Alley:  King "Am-Pli-Tone" passive horn (no driver -- uses headphones).

 

Category 12: Radio Related Catalog Advertised Items

Eric Stenberg:  Silvertone and Airline Antenna Kits

 

Category 13: Patriotic Radios

Paul Farmer:  American Ace model 429 (by Emerson)

 

Category 14: White Radios

Eric Stenberg:  NOS Panasonic Panapet R-70

 

Category 15: Restoration Triumphs

Steve Hansman:  Thorophone Model S-5 Horn Speaker (1923)

(left) 3rd Place: Jim Knapp:  1928 Kolster K-20

 

Category 16: Historical Milestone Radios

Geoff Shearer:  Blue Mirrored Radio, Trophy for Women's Golf Tournament at St. Augustine Links in 1936.  Won by Mrs. Maureen Orcutt Crews.

Also was Awarded: Peoples' Choice

 

Category 15: Restoration Triumphs

2nd Place: Eric Stenberg:  Restoration of Felt Head Tacks

 

Old Equipment Contest - Selected 2nd and 3rd Place Winners

 

Category 1: Sears and Montgomery Wards Radios prior to 1930

Steve Hansman:  1925 Airline Explorer Model B

 

Category 2: Sears and Montgomery Wards Radios, 1930 - 1942

Terry Rohler:  Silvertone Model 1711.  Sear's "World's Fair" model or the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

 

Category 4: Other Company Catalog Radios prior to 1930

Gary Alley:  American Beauty Metropolitan, by American Auto & Radio Mfg. Co.

 

Category 5: Other Company Catalog Radios 1930 - 1942

Geoff Shearer:  1941 Sonora Coronet

 

Category 6: Other Company Catalog Radios - Post WWII

(tie) Dave Harris:  Viking RM-274

 

Category 6: Other Company Catalog Radios - Post WWII

(tie) Geoff Shearer:  1957 Emerson 856 transistor/tube pocket set

 

Category 9: Transistor Radios

Rod Matzco:  Airline 6 Transistor Portables double entry, models GEN-1130 (1960) and GEN-1202 (1961)

 

Category 10: Tube Audio Equipment

Art Zimmerca.

 

Category 11: Horn and Cone Loudspeakers

Buford Chidester:  O'Neil Cone Speaker

 

Category 14: White Radios

Paul Farmer:  Detrola model 1000 Junior

 

Category 14: White Radios

3rd Place: Geoff Shearer:  1936 Emerson model 108

 

Category 5: Other Company Catalog Radios 1930 - 1942

3rd Place: Richard Williams:  1937 Truetone D724 (sold by Western Auto) 

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