Coming in 2021
We completed our first prototype "radio" in 2020. Fantastic results. We hope to have one completion per month in 2021. These are a type of construction Art, both in the original design and our conversion work. They are not perfect like the small plastic knockoffs of vintage radios, each one of our project radios is an antique or collectible radio with various flaws from use as a radio. In fact, there were so many different table model radios manufactured in the 20th Century that we have yet to find two identical models. These speakers will be offered at a price that reflects their rarity and conversion work.
I once had a summer job working for the 80 year old man who designed the Philco Superheterodyne radio pictured in our masthead. Edward Serrano. He gave me his original radio prototype that had been sitting on a dusty shelf for 40 years. I was very young. I took the radio home and tried turning it on. It caught fire (probably from mouse chewed wiring) and was permanently damaged. Lesson learned the hard way. Every year there's fewer old guys who repair these old beauties to use for AM or Shortwave radio. Small bluetooth speakers and systems are currently in greater demand than HiFi speakers.