Forever Bound Art

1940 Wards Airline Phonograph Combination Radio

In Radios on May 11, 2012 at 2:18 am

                                   Mike is looking forward to restoring this vintage beauty!  Hopefully, he won’t shock himself!  This 1940 Wards Airline Phonograph Combination Radio has push button tuning and automatic record changer.  Very Posh for its time!  The turntable is single speed (78 rpm) and capable of playing 10 and 12″ records.  This Pre-War phonograph does not have a steel needle, that aught to be fun finding that!  Notice the little pieces of paper in the picture of the radio?  Those are ‘extra’ station call letters.  You would set your station button and them label them with these identification tabs.  Tres` cool!  Now, my favorite picture (that is, other than my cutie husband!) is of the Airline Aerial Antenna.  Now that’s some cool innards!   The manual says under the alignment procedure that we better “Allow Chassis and Signal Generator to “HEAT UP” for several minutes”.  🙂   This project will definitely be FUN!   We will post pictures of the restoration process and leave information when it is ready to find its new owner.   Anyone interested?  Let us know if this 1940 Airline is yours!

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  1. LIKE it? i rather LOVE it! restoration photos keenly awaited. edwina

Thank you & remember Historic Preservation IS fun!

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