Robby the Automaton

Update! You can follow the progress of our radio on its very own Tumblr page:

Improving a 1936 tube radio.

The exterior was in very poor shape, so we stripped and sanded off the finish—when it is done, it will be re-stained and finished with a high-quality photograph of the tubes as the faceplate.

The innards were rusted beyond repair, so we added a solid state amplifier, a new speaker, Bluetooth receiver, iPhone charger, Android charger, and oh yes, FM radio tuner. 

  • 27 July 2013
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