To start, Antique Technology! Yum.
I obviously go for cameras, being a photographer. Stereos. Telephones.
I had a fully functional 1960’s Nordmende. It was a small console. About the size of a very large night or table. Nothing on top of it.
The front? Holy crap. Doubtful Ivory “Buttons.” I say that word because heavy, large and a really strong punch to use them.
Oh. Nordemende? Manufacturer from Germany if you didn’t know.
The “Buttons” had two functions. They could select the Radio options for AM, FM, SW and LW. Ahhh! Short Wave and Long Wave? Totally cool.
Even cooler for the Radio! Does anyone remember the “Magic Band” Tuning???
If you don’t know of it, a blue band would appear in a little window when you were tuning into a station. Sometimes out of nowhere! But that was the point.
The line became skinnier and skinnier, then disappeared. That indicated you had received the best reception. Sound too high tech for the era? Well, I won’t go into how bulb and tube works. *laughing*
I’m not done yet though! Turntable!
Below the Radio Area, there was a door you could open. Voila! There it was. Played 45, 33 and 78! Spindle, pin you could swap, auto or manual arm to move to the album.
There were three more “Buttons” by the Radio options. They controlled different types of sound. Just like iTunes gives you options for more bass, a dance environment or being in an Opera House. There were only just three selections, that’s all.
Phones? All kinds! I think this Post might be getting a bit long though. I got pretty ramped up (amped up?) Sorry. Groaner… about the Stereo.
Although, I will say I have found Antique Phones that have worked too!
More later on something not so old. But still cool. In a Dorky way. Because I’m a Dork. And a definite Geek!