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Posted on 06/20/2009


Photo taken on June 20, 2009


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Northern Electric's Prouder Moments: Vintage Bakelite Radio

Northern Electric's Prouder Moments: Vintage Bakelite Radio
One of the many things that we're trying to sell is this Northern Electric radio from the 1950s.

It's a Midge model 5508, made of the then new material bakelite. Bakelite is the very first-generation plastic invented by Belgian scientist Dr. Leo Baekeland.

The radio is in perfectly working conditions. Quite amazing.

Just as I was posting this photo, Nortel Networks, which for decades was one of the world's major wireless and telephony giants, announced that it's being sold to Nokia. Nortel Networks had been in bankruptcy protection for some months.

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