Oh?! Did you think these were vintage radios?

November 20th, 2008 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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These were radios, once upon a time.  And there is still music inside, only now it's because they are CD holders.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, container, organizer, , contemporary

Comments (10)

Junkmomma writes: Great idea- this gets me thinking outside of the box. Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted: 10:32 pm on December 6th
trixylarue writes: My hubby fixes old radios and has had good success in getting some old ones to play. He said he would be interested in the tubes. You may contact me at angiebugsmom@hotmail.com
Thanks! Posted: 7:46 pm on December 4th
junkermidge writes: Oh, boy. Not sure if I even want to respond but thought that I should. I must say that I'm not very knowledgable about radios or electronics (I'm more of a construction type person). However, I only paid a few bucks and it didn't work, so I assumed that part of its life was over and even if it could ever work again, most would rather listen to modern radios. The value to me was its exterior charm, which I retained. I try to take the invaluable and make it valuable again, even if it's in a new way. That being said, as I removed the interior parts it occurred to me that radio people might covet some of them so I saved what seemed like it might be needed for parts. I have a pile of the little tubes and anyone who could use them, please let me know and I would gladly send them to you. Thanks. Midge Posted: 10:17 pm on November 22nd
Hagstar writes: I don't understand what the "collectibles" being are talking about *are* exactly. The former radios are now just shells, radio collectors would no longer consider them anything but parts. Perhaps you mean the CDs, since these are really far more obsolete than the radios were. AM radio is still a viable media while almost no one uses CDs in the age of the Ipod and MP3. Perhaps this is an ironic commentary with two antique media juxtaposed? Perhaps it's a statement on how the ancient mighty radios vanquished the once self important CDs? Posted: 9:46 pm on November 22nd
Oldradios writes: georgiamoon wrote: What an ingenious way to hide your CD's but still have a collectible on display. Very very nice work, Geo

It is no longer a collectible with the guts ripped out, it's just an old radio cabinet with a modern CD player inside. It would be much more valuable kept original and with the chassis restored to playing condition. Posted: 5:59 pm on November 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I can see having one of these at the office as part of your work space whether it's holding music cd's, software or backup discs.

Very cool!

Candy Posted: 7:05 pm on November 21st
Chovey writes: Love it!
cynthia Posted: 3:48 pm on November 21st
georgiamoon writes: What an ingenious way to hide your CD's but still have a collectible on display. Very very nice work, Geo Posted: 3:14 pm on November 21st
suewhitney writes: Very clever! Way to go, I love this idea.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:30 am on November 21st
kopykatkim writes: Very creative idea, who would've thought!!! Really cool radios too. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Posted: 7:33 pm on November 20th
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