Wednesday, January 21, 2009

RCA Victor Radios At WWII Prices

A newspaper ad for a radio? Back in September 1941 the sight was apparently common - but with a warning. This Iowa City Press Citizen newspaper ad for the Checker Electric Supply store promotes, among other things, a selection of radios in spite of the approaching scarcity of electrical merchandise. World War II was three months away. Still you could get a wide selection of RCA Victor sets with varying number of tube performance at this sale. Today collecting old time radios is a way to admire the designs of wooden or plastic working models while enjoying the warm tone sounds that these objects can still produce. Know that.