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FOREIGN COLLECTION

This is a Grundig Model 2220. It was made in 1961/62 and has a plastic cabinet. For speakers it has an 6” x 9” woofer and 3” tweeter. There’s AM, FM, and shortwave bands, plus an input for a record player. Bass and treble controls make for a nice sounding radio.

Here we have a Grundig model 2030. This one was made in 1954/55 with a wooden cabinet. It features AM, FM, & short wave bands, plus record player input. It plays through a 6” x 9” woofer and two side firing 3” tweeters and has bass and treble controls.

This Grundig is a model 2440 that was made in 1964/65. This one also has a 6” x 9” woofer, but uses a piezo tweeter instead of a cone type. The cabinet is plastic. There are AM, FM, and shortwave bands, plus the phono input. But this one only has a tone control.

This console Grundig above is a model 8050 “Musical Instrument” made in 1956/57. This is a wonderful sounding radio with a 12” woofer in the base and two side firing 6”x 5” full range speakers. This is not stereo. The record changer is a Perpetuum Ebner  that operates similar to a Collaro, in that it “feels” the record by bumping it to know what size it is, but this one drops the record about 1/2” first, then the tone arm bumps the record, the record drops to the platter, and arm moves over and lands on the starting grooves. A neat sequence to watch. It has a 5 band equalizer, which is nice, AM, FM, and two shortwave bands. The bottom panel that the woofer is mounted on opens downward and there’s a record rack in there.

Here’s a Telefunken Concerto 9. This could be the best sounding table radio ever made. Did you know that Telefunken invented a HiFi amplifier in the late 1920’s? They must have had a lot of experience by the time they made this radio in 1958. With two front firing 6” x 9” speakers and two side firing tweeters, this baby kicks out the sound. It has four quick access tone buttons plus bass and treble controls. The usual AM, FM, and shortwave bands are here, plus a phono input, aux. input, and noise filter button. One great feature is that you can tune in an FM station on one dial and the other bands on another dial. That way you can switch back and forth between your favorite AM and FM stations without retuning. A truely great radio.

This radio is a Goplana that was made in Poland in 1960. Yes, it does look very Grundig like, but doesn’t have the performance of the Grundig. It just has one 6” x 4” speaker and 2 tone buttons, one for bass boost, one for treble boost, or cut. It does have AM, FM, and two short wave bands, plus a phono input. And yes, that is a tuning eye you see. It sounds pretty good for what it is.

Here’s a beautiful coral colored Philips model BD284U that was made in 1958/59.  It sounds quite good out of it’s 4” x 6” speaker. It has AM, FM, and shortwave bands as well as a phono input. It has no tone control, but it does have a separate knob and dial for FM so you can keep one AM and one FM station tuned and toggle between them. It does have a tuning eye. This is a small table radio, not large like the Grundigs and the huge Telefunken.

This red portable is a Metz Babyphon, model K49, radio/45 rpm record player made in Germany in 1954/55. It has an AM radio with the tuning dial going around the turntable. This model is battery operated only. It’s a really cool unit to bring to the beach and play your 45’s on.

Here’s another German Metz Babyphon. This one is model 56 made in 1956/57 and bettered the first one by adding FM and shortwave bands. It also has two telescopic antennas to receive those bands. It still had the 45 rpm record player in it. Just open the door to play your 45’s. Also added to this model was the ability to plug it into house current.