Canadian Pacific's photos with the radio

The iconic Philips logo

The iconic Philips logo
The stars and waves symbol first appeared in 1926. Only minor modifications have been made in the past 90 years, and Philips' logo remains instantly recognizable around the world.

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Added on July  6, 2015

Philips Museum: a Dutch giant with a worldwide reach

Philips Museum: a Dutch giant with a worldwide reach
A map showing where Philips radios are made, sold and supported.

For a very small country, Holland has certainly nurtured and developed more than its share of world-renowned companies, and Koninklijke Philips (Royal Philips) is probably one the most famo…
Added on June 23, 2015

Philips Museum: Queen Wilhemina's voice heard live

Philips Museum: Queen Wilhemina's voice heard live
In 1927, for the first time, the people in the Dutch East Indies heard their Queen Wilhemina's (1880 to 1962, Queen between 1890 and 1948) broadcast live via Philips' shortwave radio transmission all the way from Holland. It was the first time a live spe…
Added on June 23, 2015

For my friend Donny, and other ham radio enthusiasts: VA3EGH

For my friend Donny, and other ham radio enthusiasts: VA3EGH
I believe this special licence plate is a ham radio call sign.

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Added on July 17, 2014

The Chin Radio TV Empire

The Chin Radio TV Empire
The CHIN International Building on College Street.

The CHIN media empire for decades has been well-known for the immigrant communities in Toronto and southern Ontario, broadcasting radio and TV programmes in Italiano, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and a n…
Added on August 14, 2008

General Electric Radio-Clock

General Electric Radio-Clock
I don't have an MP3 or iPod. I don't want one. The radio serves the purpose well for me. In Toronto, we've dedicated radio stations on classical, jazz, pop, heavy-metal, club, oldies, raggae, French-language, Chinese-language, Italian-language, any other…
Added on September  4, 2008

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola Radio + Record Player (lid open)

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola Radio + Record Player (lid open)
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 cas…
Added on July  6, 2009

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 cas…
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola Radio + Record Player

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Victrola Radio + Record Player
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 cas…
Added on July  6, 2009

Cuckoo Clocks, Phonograph, Radio Console

Cuckoo Clocks, Phonograph, Radio Console
How many German cuckoo clocks do we have? Many more than the average German household I bet!

We also have an old hand-cranked phonograph (record player, gramophone) and an old Rogers radio console.
Added on July 30, 2009

Another Image of the Repeater Controller

Another Image of the Repeater Controller
My friends Don and Brent installed a HAM radio signal repeater antenna at the roof top of an apartment building in St. James Town as a community volunteering project.

Not that I know anything about wireless technologies, I offered whatever little help I…
Added on October  1, 2011

From a war fought long ago

From a war fought long ago
The model shop has geniously used a real radio as a desk for this Royal Canadian Navy man, it seems.

Partial quote from Wikipedia:

"Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the…
Added on November 10, 2012

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Nipper VII (underside)

Wireless Vintage Madness:  RCA Victor Nipper VII (underside)
The backside of the RCA Victor Nipper VII.

I've to read about "super-heterodyne". The term appears on a few radios, including the Fada 352 M (wooden) as well as this more recent RCA Victor Nipper VII.
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Nipper VII

Wireless Vintage Madness: RCA Victor Nipper VII
An RCA Victor Nipper VII.
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: Philmore

Wireless Vintage Madness: Philmore
A Philmore radio. I cannot find out much about Philmore. A stamp on the back suggests that it's made in Japan.

Originally I thought the age of this radio is relatively young, but yet it's AM-only dial suggests otherwise.
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: Fun, as in Telefunken

Wireless Vintage Madness: Fun, as in Telefunken
I've bascially decided to keep this newer Telefunken Partner Univseral 306 radio. I barely remember Telefunken... it's a brand that was on its way out of the electronics market as I grew up in the 1970s. The Japanese makes were beginning to kill the Briti…
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: Mysterious Make & Model

Wireless Vintage Madness: Mysterious Make & Model
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 cas…
Added on July  6, 2009

Wireless Vintage Madness: Mysterious Make & Model (back)

Wireless Vintage Madness: Mysterious Make & Model (back)
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 cas…
Added on July  6, 2009