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Check out what I found. #153263
08/26/06 09:49 PM
08/26/06 09:49 PM
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e57  Offline OP
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S.F.,CA USA
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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Mark Heller
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Re: Check out what I found. #153264
08/26/06 10:24 PM
08/26/06 10:24 PM
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Levittown, PA
Nice find! Does the antenna still stand?

Ian A.

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Re: Check out what I found. #153265
08/27/06 09:25 AM
08/27/06 09:25 AM
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e57  Offline OP
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S.F.,CA USA
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


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Check out what I found. #153266
08/27/06 10:05 AM
08/27/06 10:05 AM
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Levittown, PA
Wow. Dibdn't expect that!

Ian A.


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Re: Check out what I found. #153267
08/27/06 10:55 AM
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Wizzie Electric  Offline
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Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Can...
Wow, that is so cool. nice find


Thanks.
Re: Check out what I found. #153268
08/27/06 03:39 PM
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napervillesoundtech  Offline
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Naperville, IL, USA
Thats pretty cool. neat find

Re: Check out what I found. #153269
08/27/06 09:07 PM
08/27/06 09:07 PM
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Hemingray  Offline
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Posts: 199
Lehigh Acres, FL
Awesome find! Is it for sale? Looks like a standard banana plug would fit in there just fine.


Cliff
Re: Check out what I found. #153270
08/28/06 12:13 AM
08/28/06 12:13 AM
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Larry Fine  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
And it also looks like a switch plate fits it.


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com
Re: Check out what I found. #153271
08/28/06 11:20 AM
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mamills  Offline
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Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
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)

Re: Check out what I found. #153272
08/28/06 11:40 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
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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