Picture a boy sitting under a tree with a book on a summer day entering the world of Tom Swift with his Wireless Message and Television Detector. Revisit him several careers, a family, and half a century later...
What is he doing now?
...of radios and phonographs that once played the music of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, the words of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. . .returning a piece of audio history to us. Although Don is a busy man, mostly helping other Wimberley neighbors and friends, he still finds time to give long-overdue attention to forgotten radios.
Maybe his interest was first sparked by this 1926 Atwater-Kent speaker that brought the happy sounds of the Grand Ole Opry into the home of his grandparents.
Don remembers listening to the show with delight, and now, so many years later, he has reunited the speaker with a compatible 1928 Atwater-Kent radio.
When he's found something he particularly likes, like this beautiful little 1949 Zenith, it comes in for careful dissection, trouble-shooting, part replacement and reassembly. Then he cranks 'er up and there it is: the old castoff someone didn't want has become a thing of beauty, complete with sound.