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#153263 - 08/26/06 06:49 PM Check out what I found.
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Found this guy knocked back into the wall in my living room. It's a Gem Co. "Radio Receptical"! (Patent App'd for - Made in USA) Connected to a K&T ground and antenna wire that goes up into the attic.

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#153264 - 08/26/06 07:24 PM Re: Check out what I found.
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Nice find! Does the antenna still stand?

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#153265 - 08/27/06 06:25 AM Re: Check out what I found.
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The ground wire was cut, and appeared to maybe go to the garage, the antenna wire was a K&T #14 that ran across the attic, that was the antenna
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#153266 - 08/27/06 07:05 AM Re: Check out what I found.
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Wow. Dibdn't expect that!

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#153267 - 08/27/06 07:55 AM Re: Check out what I found.
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Wow, that is so cool. nice find
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#153268 - 08/27/06 12:39 PM Re: Check out what I found.
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Thats pretty cool. neat find

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#153269 - 08/27/06 06:07 PM Re: Check out what I found.
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Awesome find! Is it for sale? Looks like a standard banana plug would fit in there just fine.
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#153270 - 08/27/06 09:13 PM Re: Check out what I found.
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And it also looks like a switch plate fits it.
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#153271 - 08/28/06 08:20 AM Re: Check out what I found.
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Neat find!! I'm curious about the connections to it. Do the ground and aerial both connect through the same small hole in the front? I wonder how a standard 1/4" audio-type phone plug would fit in there?

Mike (mamills)

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#153272 - 08/28/06 08:40 PM Re: Check out what I found.
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Ahh yes. Gem Electric of Hauppauge, NY.

They sure had some whacky looking stuff, even when I was a kid.

I still miss 'em. Company closed down back in 2000 or so.

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