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Scott's Article – December 2011 Archive (2)

Sonora WAU-243 Radio

Most dieselpunkers worth their salt are familiar with at least a few of the following radio companies: RCA, Atwater Kent, Addison, Belmont, Zenith, Philco, FADA etc. It wasn't until recently that I'd heard about the Sonora radio company.

Sonora began as the Sonora Chime Company back in the early 1900s, they made chimes for clocks. Later it became the Sonora…


Added by Scott on December 28, 2011 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

1940 Motorola 50-X-2 Radio.

As it says in the title this is a 1940 Motorola model: 50-X-2, and its one of the most beautiful radios I've ever seen.

The spring loaded handle on the top, and bullet style knobs are all original. The dial gives off a warm, orange, glow when the radio is switched on. If you notice the speaker design it's comprised of eight fins that taper down too the lefthand side. As…


Added by Scott on December 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

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