Radiola: The Golden Age of RCA, 1919-1929

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Sonoran Publishing, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 475 pages
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Chronicles the early history of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and documents with pictures every radio receiver and the accessories that they produced in the 1920s.
 

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There are many different makes and models of antique radios available to the collector. The Radiola, a name applied to a series of radios made by RCA from 1922 through the early 1930's, is special to many collectors. They represent quality, innovation, and variety. Radiola, The Golden Age of RCA, tells the Radiola story in great detail; exactly what Radiola collectors desire.
This book is full of archival and new photographs that document the Radiola story. The photos are of the highest quality and the book is printed on excellent glossy paper. Most photographs, except very old ones, are in full color. The text is exhaustive. Numerous tables are also included. Each chapter is followed by a "Endnotes and References" page. There is also an index for the entire work.
This volume is a joy to read, even if you don't own all of the radios (who does?). I find myself going back to "Radiola" frequently. I even put it on the coffee table at times so I can just 'read a little bit more' whenever I feel the need. Technology, history, and art, this book has it all. It is worth every cent of the asking price. You won't be disappointed!
 

Contents

The Stage is Set 18991919
1
Wireless Becomes World Wide 19191920
29
The Broadcast Era Begins 19201921
65
Radio Enters the Home 1922
127
Theres a Radiola for Every Purse 1923
167
SuperHets are all the Rage 19241925
205
LightingSocket Power Eliminates the Battery 19251927
251
AC Tubes Perfect SocketPower Operation 19271928
285
Vacuum Tubes Used in Radiola Receivers
407
Release and End Dates For Radiola Receivers
411
Serial Number Data
417
Relative Availability of Radiola Apparatus
427
RCA Model Designation Schema
431
The Art of Radiola Advertising
435
Other Radiolas
439
Graybar Electric Receivers
457

Radio Consoles Dominate the Scene 19281929
311
ScreenGrid Radiolas are a Sensation 19291930
335
RCA is Chosen by Brunswick and Victor 19241929
359
19301935
385
RCA Receiver Apparatus Characteristics
397

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