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Posted by SK-B at 6:30 pm (PST) on Sun November 25, 2012   
This might be hard to believe, but I found an article about an easy way to convert an AM radio in a shortwave reciever. All you did was the wrap bell wire around pencil, close coils, and then to wrap another thin wire around the coil, but with fewer turns. You connected the two ends of the bell wire to the two antenna leads of the radio (if it had that) or else just shorted the coil into the ends of the internal radio antenna. Then you connected the outer coil to an external antenna, which could be as simple as a wire strung across the room or you could connect it to the medal underside of a telephone (which would make the telephone wire into your antenna. You could actually get shortwave -- radio Moscow, etc. I did this with an Emerson AM radio.

When transister radios began to replace the old tube amplifief AMs, I tried it with them, but it never worked. 
Posted by paktype at 1:49 pm (PDT) on Tue March 13, 2012   
My parents had one of these. My father used to love to listen to Mystery Theater on WOR in New York every night at 7:00 p.m. and Jean Shepard later at night on WMCA. Those classic days are long gone.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 4:43 pm (PST) on Sat January 21, 2012   
At 6:15am, my grandfather would have breakfast ready and would have his AM radio blaring on WAAO Andalusia and a commercial came on the same time each day about "Brightning' your life with rural electric power". Oh, for the simpler times....
Posted by Max at 3:09 am (PST) on Fri January 29, 2010   
Very good looking wood cabinet. The shape makes me think of an accordion.

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