Monday, March 26, 2012
Early Television As Auxillary For Radio
Modern Mechanix, included this little item about a television receiver that used an AC radio as a speaker. According to the article, the TV plugged into the radio set "in the same manner that you would connect a record player." Funny story. I bought an old, 1940's era floor radio in the Summer of 2010, and it had a button labelled "Phono/Tele" for just such a purpose. Here is the funny part. The connection for that 1940's era phonograph or television is the same RCA/phono connector used today on many modern audio/TV systems. Result: I can listen to my downloaded swing music using my MP3 player, a cheap connector cable, and this old radio. No modifications necessary. Priceless.