Echoes From Another Time

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    Sounds from a bygone era still filter through it's orange glow.

    nbc-blue, Jared Zimmerman, cybersooz, and 36 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. macwagen ages ago | reply

      oh yea...this rocks.

      timely too; i'm a big howard stern fan...and so i'm looking into satellite radio. a different beast altogether.

    2. Em Cey ages ago | reply

      misty and beautiful. This photo looks like it's right out of a period piece.

    3. excellent liquid [deleted] ages ago | reply

      nice macro... drp... ('course, I had to go back to the very head of your stream to "weigh in" on a pic without a mile long queue of admiration!

    4. whatsnext ages ago | reply

      i can hear billy holiday singing frm that...

    5. aikitherese ages ago | reply

      I love reminds me of "Radio Days" and "A Christmas Story" :)... I think we had an old one around like that when I was very small...but by that time, I don't even think it was being used any more. I love some of the design from the 40's...truly classic...

    6. The Rocketeer ages ago | reply

      This has a special meaning for me... I love these old radios.

      I always say..."Real radios glow in the dark."

    7. Sweet Freak ages ago | reply

      we used to have a big console radio thing in our basement, old like this, that had this fascinating little indicator window. it was about 1/4 inch tall by 3 inches wide, and there were these two glowing blue bars that came from either end to meet in the middle. the more closely you tuned in to a station, the closer the bars got to each other. does that description make any sense? well, it was fun to play with as a kid! nice shot!

    8. The Rocketeer ages ago | reply

      What you are remembering, Sweet Freak, is a tuning-eye. They're actually green, though.

      The one above is on my old Montgomery Wards Airline Tele-Dial Radio from the 1930's.

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    10. fubuki ages ago | reply

      the first truly mass communication - i excepting book and newspapers because they presume literacy - but with the radio, everyone began connecting. thats what i love about flickr - the immediate peer to peer connections we can build and the general enrichment of our lives that those connections bring.

    11. fatcontroller ages ago | reply

      great shot, please consider posting to the radio heads pool

    12. Bxl06 ages ago | reply

      I love old radios! Great shot!

    13. A. Subset ages ago | reply

      A Zenith TransOceanic, if I recall correctly. We had one when I was wee. And then I had a later solid state (transistor) model in the early 60s which some !@)&$#(*& ripped off from me along with some really good Acapulco Gold and my guitar. Bummer. I haven't thought of that in a long time. ;^)

    14. TonZ ages ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo in a blogposting.

    15. Jonathan Marks ages ago | reply

      Great shot. This of course is the worst human interface of all time. Millions of dollars worth of programming hiding behind a number - if only you could remember what it was.

    16. A. Subset ages ago | reply

      J. Marks, I'd have to disagree. I have a cute little Sangean radio now and it has a digital numeric display which tells me nothing. At least the Zenith's analog display gave me a sense of proportion (near the end, in the middle, at the beginning) where my dyslexic mind sees numbers and they are as distinguishable as individual goldfish in a lake.

      Unless you meant something else, of course...

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