Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific

Posted on 07/06/2009


Photo taken on July  5, 2009


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radio
Standard Broadcast
Victrola
Phono
record-player
RCA
Victor
old-timer
wireless
wooden
times
old
vintage
wood
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Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola (front closeup)

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola (front closeup)
I took some photos of my father's vintage radio collection.

We have not decided which one, or when, or how much to sell these radios yet. The wooden ones are older than the Bakelite (first-generation plastic from the 1950s) ones I suppose. The wooden cases are very heavy too.

Radio is known as "the wireless" in Britain particularly during the inter-war period.

An RCA Victor Victrola radio and record-player.

I've yet to determine the model.

The paint on the heavy wooden case has chipped quite a bit. The words "Standard Broadcast" appears quite often on these Canadian radios.

I don't know if this "Standard Broadcast" was related to the 1925 founding of Standard Radio Manufacturing by Edward S. Rogers. In 1941, the family had to sell off the broadcasting division following the death of Edward S. It was renamed Standard Radio Ltd. In 1966, Standard Radio Ltd. was renamed Standard Broadcasting. As of 2007, Astral Media is the owner of the old Standard Radio/ Broadcasting and has once again renamed it as Slaight Communications.

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