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RCA, big Mahogany cabinet small B&W screen. You had to wait until the tubes warmed up and there were 4 channels which went off the air a midnight with the national anthem playing and a test pattern on the screen.

 

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4 minutes ago, Santa TJS said:

RCA, big Mahogany cabinet small B&W screen. You had to wait until the tubes warmed up and there were 4 channels which went off the air a midnight with the national anthem playing and a test pattern on the screen.

 

No 24-hour news - just morning, 6 pm and 10 pm. 

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"Whatever happened/To Tuesday and so slow?/Going down the old mine/With a transistor radio…" Van Morrison, Browne Eyed Girl (1967)

Before smartphones, before the Ipod, before the Walkman, before the boombox, there was the transistor radio! Wow, portable music! You could finally listen to the radio anywhere you wanted – including away from your parents and other adults. Where would Rock and Roll be without the transistor radio? I still have one next to my flashlight.
 

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Santa Bill Reiller

Memories...............

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

I was just a kid then, but I recall many of them were designed to look like console radios, and some even were advertised with people sitting next to them listening to them like they were radios, instead of watching them. Very puzzling. Ours was a Zenith, almost square, made of plastic with rounded corners, B&W of course, and the most interesting series was a series of war propaganda shorts called "Industry on Parade." They were a bit hard pressed for programming in the early years...

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1 hour ago, Black River Santa said:

"Whatever happened/To Tuesday and so slow?/Going down the old mine/With a transistor radio…" Van Morrison, Browne Eyed Girl (1967)

Before smartphones, before the Ipod, before the Walkman, before the boombox, there was the transistor radio! Wow, portable music! You could finally listen to the radio anywhere you wanted – including away from your parents and other adults. Where would Rock and Roll be without the transistor radio? I still have one next to my flashlight.
 

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And it had an earphone that you could put in one ear.

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Santa Johnny Boy
11 hours ago, Black River Santa said:

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Yes!  And you know something else?  I found an old glass percolator at a church flea market in near perfect condition.  Brought it home and tried it.

It was the BEST cup of coffee I ever had!  Way better than the electric coffee makers you see today.  I called it "gas coffee" because of the gas stove I used it on.

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Drosselmeyer

since we are talking about "the olden times" thought I might share this . . . 

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I don't recall having all the latest and greatest toys - we didn't even get an Atari when they came out - but I sure had a lot of fun with a fishing pole and my dog down in the park . . .

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TamaleClaus

Lets try one for the "Really" old individuals,  

How many remember waking up really early and watching the launch of the Mercury capsules of the space race before you went to school, in B&W of course?

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On 5/15/2019 at 7:15 PM, Black River Santa said:

"Whatever happened/To Tuesday and so slow?/Going down the old mine/With a transistor radio…" Van Morrison, Browne Eyed Girl (1967)

Before smartphones, before the Ipod, before the Walkman, before the boombox, there was the transistor radio! Wow, portable music! You could finally listen to the radio anywhere you wanted – including away from your parents and other adults. Where would Rock and Roll be without the transistor radio? I still have one next to my flashlight.
 

 

I remember having the transistor radio below that was made to look like the Sinclair (Dino) gas pump. Depending on the weather and cloud cover, I could pick-up WGN Radio in Chicago and listen to Cubs games.

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Drosselmeyer

I am not as young as I used to be - but I am pretty sure some of you gents have a few years on me.....

When I grew up as a kid in SouthEast TX we only had a 12" square black and white TV - I only remember watching Lone Ranger (which was revered and unquestioned true history to a boy in TX), Lassie, and 3 Stooges  . . . .

our house backed up to a swamp, and we always had critters - my Mom was less than happy to come home and find snakes sunning in the driveway :santa_shocked:

lots of adventures out in the yard - gave the imagination a lot of exercise

Of course - lots of critters to play with

any time it rained our yard was a pond - and exploded with little frogs - we called them rain frogs

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I would catch them in a little box and sneak them inside to play with - then Mom would usually find them all dried out on the carpet the morning - aparrently I was the primary suspect when this happened . . . .

and of course we also had skinks - but you had to be quick or their tails would pop off . . . 

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Black River Santa

Does anyone remember... Before Dennis the Menace, Calvin & Hobbes, and Bart Simpson, there was Buster Brown and his dog “Tige.” The cherubic little boy with the page boy haircut was created by newspaper cartoonist, Richard F. Outcault, and debuted in the New York Herald, in 1902. Though angelic in appearance, Buster was a sling shot wielding prankster and self-acquitting moralist who usually ended up with a paddling over his mother’s knee in each comic strip. His character was adopted as the mascot of the Brown Shoe Company and the Buster Brown brand was introduced to the public at the 1904 World’s fair. I got my first pair of Buster Brown’s in the late 1960s/early 70s at Fleischmann's Department Store, in Guilford, Ct, which also sold Cub Scout and Boy Scout uniforms.

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