NY Times article on retro-stuff

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sat Sep 11 19:58:03 2004

> Hundreds of radio collectors just had an aneurysm.

I think that the aneurysms are due to the radio collectors all hitting
thier 90s.

Seriously, cabinets to old radios are common as dirt. Sometimes at the
radio shows, you can see *hundreds* of them in various conditions, and by
the end of the show, most of those hundreds are either back in the
sellers trucks or in the dumpster.

It was very common in the 30s and 40s (and later) to chuck the guts of the
radios, with the thought that the cabinets could be modified into a nice
pieces of furniture. Well, very few folks actually made the modifications,
so the cabinets just hung around in garages and basements.

Even right now I have a cabinet to a late-20s/early-30s Fada that I am
going to chop up, even though it is in pretty nice condition.

William Donzelli
Received on Sat Sep 11 2004 - 19:58:03 BST

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