|Bulova Radios, 1958|
Most of us listen to the radio at some point during the day, so it's difficult to imagine when the first radio was introduced over 100 years ago, owning one was considered a novel luxury. Well, the novelty soon wore off, and by 1933 two-thirds of American homes had at least one radio, twice as many as those with a telephone. By the late 1950's,the transistor was all the rage and design became a huge selling point for consumers. What started out as a utilitarian box, the radio evolved over time to mimic many of the design cues found in the automobile industry, as well as the growing fascination with space travel. Some of the most sought after vintage radios were produced in Japan and the USA during this golden age of radio design. With a little luck, and a few extra bucks, you might be able to snag some of this yummy retro eye-candy for yourself!
|Turquoise Motorola Clock Radio|
Good Bones Vintage Co.
|Vintage RCA Transistor|
The Open Sesame
| Restored,iPod Ready Philco Radio|
Retro Roxy Rhonda
|Zenith 500B Transistor, Flickr|
|Kobe Kyogo Transistor, Flickr|
GE Clock Radio, Fab.com
|Bulova Model 100, Flickr|