I was taking pictures for an estate sale and came across this old Ford Motor Company car radio in the garage. It is little dusty and dirty, but I bet anything it would still work if connected properly. I wonder if it would work without having to be installed in an old Ford? I don't see why it wouldn't.
It looks like it is just an AM receiver. I guess that means it is very, very old. I like the dial and the large numbers with the red station indicator. The push-buttons were probably for presets. I can just imagine the voices from the past that probably came forth. Maybe an FDR fireside chat or KC Kasem counting down the hits. The music would range from jitterbug to classical to rock and roll and maybe even some golden oldies. News weather and sports on the fives.
Wouldn't be cool to turn the dial and tune into the past? I believe there ar time capsules are inside this ancient device. No, really, it is more than just my imagination. I'll bet every sound wave ever emitted is still lodged somewhere inside the RAM of this machine.
Ah, I would love to use this as a time machine to travel back to simpler times, when TV was black and white and there were only three stations. This radio probably pre-dates the advent of television! But alas, if we did get it working, it would probably tune its transmit from the airwaves of today. Talking heads and modern music. What else is on AM radio these days, anyway? I tend to listen to NPR on FM.
I think this device is a work of art and deserves a place in a nice display case. I'd love to see it actually all hooked up and ready to go, just as it was for so many years in some old Ford, now long gone. It is a fascinating relic of history, plus I really want to push those buttons to see what memories emerge.