Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Post 3032 - Christmas in August

I got a new radio tonight after work!

I'm so excited.

There was a fellow not far from here who is going to move. In preparation thereof, he is giving away stuff. Including this radio.

But this is not just any radio.

No. Not at all.

It is a GE dual alarm clock radio.

I have loved the older General Electric clock radios for a long time. They have a faux wood drain finish with a nice red display. And they have excellent sound and build quality.

If you look around a bit, you can find several web pages devoted to this series of radios that GE put out in the 1980's. One of them, we unearthed in my father's workshop after he died, and we were looking for things to sell for the estate. The radio was caked with sawdust and regular dust, and had been covered with that stuff and pieces of wood and cardboard for likely at least a decade. I cleaned it off, squirted a little WD 40 in the area where you tune it and where you adjust the volume, plugged it in, set the time and alarm, and turned it on. Worked perfectly. It is still in that workshop and keeps me company when I am down there puttering away. 

This radio will go in the kitchen, probably starting tomorrow. It will replace a Sony cd player, or maybe it's a Panasonic cd/radio combo. Piece of junk that keeps lousy time and sounds like crap. Looking forward to getting rid of it and putting this radio in its place.

It is the simple things in life that give me pleasure. Getting radios for free is certainly on that list.

See you tomorrow.


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