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#153263 - 08/26/06 08:49 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 09:24 PM Re: Check out what I found.  
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Nice find! Does the antenna still stand?

Ian A.

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#153265 - 08/27/06 08:25 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 09:05 AM Re: Check out what I found.  
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Wow. Dibdn't expect that!

Ian A.


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#153267 - 08/27/06 09:55 AM Re: Check out what I found.  
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Wow, that is so cool. nice find


Thanks.

#153268 - 08/27/06 02:39 PM Re: Check out what I found.  
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Thats pretty cool. neat find


#153269 - 08/27/06 08:07 PM Re: Check out what I found.  
Hemingray  Offline
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Awesome find! Is it for sale? Looks like a standard banana plug would fit in there just fine.


Cliff

#153270 - 08/27/06 11:13 PM Re: Check out what I found.  
Larry Fine  Offline
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And it also looks like a switch plate fits it.


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#153271 - 08/28/06 10:20 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)


#153272 - 08/28/06 10:40 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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