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Car record players Car record players

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33-1/3 rpm LP record albums 33-1/3 rpm LP record albums

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45-rpm records 45-rpm records

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78-rpm records 78-rpm records

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8-track tape cartridges 8-track tape cartridges

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AM table radios AM table radios

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Black & white TV's Black & white TV's

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Color TV kits Color TV kits

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Console TVs Console TVs

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Extended-Play (EP) records Extended-Play (EP) records

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First pocket-sized transistor radio First pocket-sized transistor radio

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Good hi-fi speakers were HUGE Good hi-fi speakers were HUGE

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Hip-Pocket Records / PocketDiscs Hip-Pocket Records / PocketDiscs
KLH Model Eight FM radio (1960) KLH Model Eight FM radio (1960)
Muntz Stereo-Pak Muntz Stereo-Pak
My 1st transistor radio My 1st transistor radio

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Philco Predicta television Philco Predicta television

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Phonograph needles Phonograph needles

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Portable vacuum-tube radios Portable vacuum-tube radios

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Quadraphonic LPs Quadraphonic LPs

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Record changers Record changers

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Sony Walkman Sony Walkman

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TV/radio/phono combos TV/radio/phono combos

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Viewmaster stereo viewers Viewmaster stereo viewers

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Warped vinyl records Warped vinyl records

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There are 8 general comments for this gallery.

Posted by Duff at 9:34 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
Chuck, VCRs didn't arrive on the home entertainment market until the mid- to late-1970s, somewhat outside the focus of this web site.  Similarly for the TRS-80 and Apple II.  Check out the "Life Before" gallery, though.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 6:45 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
One thing that was omitted from this list is, VCR's.
Posted by chrisbroz at 5:34 pm (PST) on Sat December 27, 2014   
Speaking of red rocket ship crystal radios with an alligator clip...a fellow grammar school classmate in Fort Lee NJ (ca '57 - mebbe '59) had one...showed it to us at recess...(rememnber recess???  MAN!!! Was I disappointed when I found out there was no recess in HS!!!)...he clipp the alligator to one of the metal studs on a telephone pole and we actually HEARD something!!!

CB in FL
Posted by Duff at 7:40 pm (PDT) on Sun August 26, 2012   
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I've added the Muntz Stereo-Pak 4-track tape system to the Home Entertainment gallery, and the Rocket crystal radio to the Toys & Games gallery.
Posted by Max at 3:47 am (PST) on Wed January 20, 2010   
I had a little red rocket crystal radio but it was tuned by twisting the nose. It had an alligator clip for an antenna connection, which picked up the strongest signal when it was clipped to the dial stop on our telephone.

I experimented with a few crystal sets but without amplification, the only station any of them could pick up was WCAU Philadelphia 1010am. It had a 50kW transmitter which just overwhelmed any other signal that was floating on the ether. I made a "wave trap" antenna once but it started to smoke before I could properly test it.
Posted by joemike at 5:33 pm (PST) on Tue January 19, 2010   
i dont see any chrystal radios some were rocketship and tuned with a slide at top of the rocket ship wish i had one.
Posted by joemike at 5:31 pm (PST) on Tue January 19, 2010   
yes 4 track tapes. there were even small roller adaptors to snap in the 4 track tapes tp be able to play them ina 8 track machine. First machines i remember were masde my MUNTZ
Posted by PBIRDIEBET at 2:25 pm (PDT) on Fri October 9, 2009   
DIDN'T SEE 4 TRACK TAPES OR PLAYERS

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