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You ever see anything like this? If its a tuned AM antenna, its one of the coolest ones I've ever seen. Its on Yahoo Japan and the translation wasn't of much assistance.
Posted at 07:20 AM in Radio Lovers Can't Be Cured | Permalink
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That´s a nice crystal radio receiver, more info can be found here:
By the way How can you buy in Japan Yahoo ? Those sellers don´t like to send items abroad.
July 04, 2012 at 08:06 AM
Looks like a neutrodyne (predecessor to superhetrodyne) radio, though I don't see anywhere for the tubes. An antenna wouldn't have the neutrostage adjustment.
July 04, 2012 at 08:08 AM
This is very interesting:
click on JPG links to zoom.
July 04, 2012 at 08:47 AM
Huesby - there are several people out there who live in Japan who offer yahoo auction bidding as a service to people in the US.
I've used this one a few times - http://www.japonicamarket.com/
They will bid on your behalf, the item gets shipped to them, then they ship it to you. You decide your max bid and paypal them that amount of money. If you don't win, they quickly refund your money. I've never won anything (always been outbid) but my refund was promptly issued both times - the only thing that held it up was paypal put a 4-5 day temporary hold on the refund. You would of course want to convert USD to YEN first on a site like this http://coinmill.com/JPY_USD.html
There's a lot of interesting radios in Japan that you just don't ever see pop up on ebay.
Oh, and the item itself here was a Freed Eisemann.
July 04, 2012 at 09:15 AM
I agree with Huesby. That is a double-tuned crystal radio. One tuning knob is for the antenna tank. The other tuning knob is for the detector tank. The coil is tapped, allowing the user to change the effective inductance of the coil. The rotary switch in the middle selects which tap of the coil is used.
Pretty neat looking older set.
July 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Check out eBay auction no. 140767846119
It's a "homebrew" crystal set made from old radio parts. The builder is a member of the Antique Radio Club of Schenectady (NY) arcsweb.webng.com
July 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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