being a gallery of my modest collection of old
radios, complete with enthralling accounts of what I did to some of them.
I have this wish
My email address - here.
I have re-organised things, and separated the thumbnail gallery
into three pages. All of the Northern Electric models are also listed under
"Wood" or "Bakelite, Plastic, and Metal" radios. Soon,
I might even have a site map.
- Antique Electronic Supply Online
- A source for lots of parts and supplies for restoration of vintage radios
and amplifiers, based in Arizona. Some items are "new old stock",
others are reproduction and modern manufacture.
- Antique Radio Grille Cloth
- Grille cloth for sale, plus a gallery of vintage ads and illustrations.
- Antique Radios Online -
Has an excellent discussion
forum, for restoration tips from experts.
- Antique Radio
Page: Directory - An alphabetical index of radios elsewhere on the
Web, in private collections. It is organized alphabetically by manufacturer
or brand name, then by model number or name. Not a lot of Canadian entries
- Antique Radio
Pictures - This is a growing collection of images of radios, sorted
by manufacturer and model.Visitor contributions are encouraged. [May be
slow to connect.]
- Baby Champ - An excellent
site by Norman Walz, with photos and other detailed information about
the Northern Electric line of Baby Champ "rainbow" cabinet radios
and related products. He has articles on dial face variations, DIY reproduction
of hard-to-find parts (such as dial face covers, knobs, and hank antenna
reels), and PDFs of service data sheets aand schematics, as published
by Northern Electric (not the RCC data sheets).
- JustRadios - Canadian and
European antique radio schematics, for sale. These are somewhat more readable
than scanned drawings. They now also sell high-voltage electrolytic and
metalized polyester capacitors, suitable for radio restorations.
Galaxy of Transistor Radios and Sarah's
Transistor Radios - Both are large, well-photographed collections
- Mike Stambaugh's
Antique Plastic Radios - Special section on classic Canadian radios.
- Nostalgia Air - Has free
schematics from the Rider and RCC manuals, tube substitution reference,
tips and tutorials. Not all Canadian manufacturers are represented, and
not for every year.
- Open Directory
Project, category Recreation: Antiques: Radio - I have to say nice
things about this because I'm the editor for it.
- PhilcoRadio.com - The online
presence of Ron Ramirez Enterprises, a great source of restoration information
on vintage Philco radio receivers. Ron's been quite helpful with my Philco
- Phil's Old Radios - Antique
Radio Home Page - This is one of my favourite sites, with his large
personal collection of radios, restoration project stories, and restoration
- The Radio Page
- Chris King's collection of wooden consoles, cathedrals, tombstones,
table models, and plastic radios. Many of his sets are Canadian models.
One particularly interesting feature is a gallery of closeups of dials,
including some that are lit up in the dark.