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#211424 - 10/11/13 08:11 AM Antique Antenna Receptacles
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A couple of recent finds Radio antenna and ground receptacles and matching plugs.

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#211785 - 11/15/13 07:32 PM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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NICE! The bottom 2 pictures look like they are made of solid brass. The first picture looks similar to the one I posted here several years ago.

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#212198 - 12/19/13 09:25 AM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: harold endean]
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Originally Posted By: harold endean
NICE! The bottom 2 pictures look like they are made of solid brass. The first picture looks similar to the one I posted here several years ago.


It is, Your post got me looking for one. I had a search on Ebay for two years, never found one. Then a guy saw my display of other old outlets at a antique engine show and asked if I had ever seen one. I told I had and was looking for one. He sent me a outlet only for the postage. Nice guy!) Two weeks later the one shown above showed up on ebay mislabeled. no one else bid on it.

I have since found a competitor the only marking is a "S" tipped about 45 deg on one blade of the ant plug.




Edited by Frank DeWitt (12/19/13 09:26 AM)
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#214003 - 09/19/14 10:29 AM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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I found yet another. This time a box of 5!
http://lbpinc.com/Aerial-Ground-Power.jpg
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#214888 - 02/03/15 09:58 PM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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I just came across some of these in a 1930 house that are antenna/ground only, no power. Two of them are in the center of the rooms in the floor with no power nearby. I can't imagine why they put them there with no power. They are just a single, round receptacle just like the top half of the ones shown. I have pics but don't know how to upload them without using a host site and I no longer trust photobucket.

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#214889 - 02/03/15 10:05 PM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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OK here goes. This one is right out in the middle of a concrete floor in the dining room




Edited by BigB (02/03/15 10:06 PM)

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#214914 - 02/07/15 11:44 AM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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Could have been for a crystal radio or a battery operated set!

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#214917 - 02/08/15 03:44 AM Re: Antique Antenna Receptacles [Re: Webmaster]
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It says a great deal about the durability of its construction.

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