Bakelite Radios of the 1930s and 1940s – the Golden Age
We are hosting a wide variety of radios from the earliest spark receivers of Marconi’s era to the art deco Bakelite radios of the 1930s and 1940s.
The display includes typical radio service equipment, home-built crystal sets, and training and advertising literature of the era.
A replica of a WWII razor blade foxhole receiver, a French crystal set hidden in a jewelry box, and an “Antennas as Art” display are also included.
A visual scavenger hunt for children is a fun way to learn about the past.
Of local interest is the personal radio of 1960s KOA personality Merrie Lynn who pioneered the daily morning show concept of cooking, household tips, and celebrity interviews.