Radio broadcast receiving sets were first sold in New York City in 1910. They were used to pick up the experimental broadcasts of the day. The U.S. Navy controlled production of radios when the United States entered World War I in 1917 to prevent spies from accessing secret information. The first commercial radios were made by Westinghouse Company for listeners of the experimental shows on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1920. Collectors today are interested in all early radios, especially those made of Bakelite plastic or decorated with blue mirrors. Figural advertising radios and transistor radios are also collected.
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|Radio||Tarleton||Transistor, Leather Case||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Toshiba||Multicolor Globe Shape, Transistor||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Transistor||Neferiti||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Truetone||Table Top||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Westinghouse||Model H769p7a, Transistor||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Zenith||Salmon||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Zenith||Streamline Black Enamel Case, Glass Top, C.1930, 20 1/2 X 28 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Zenith||Transoceanic, A-600l, Brown Leatherette||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Zenith Royal 3000||Transistor, Transoceanic||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Corbett's Old Stock Ale, Bottle Shape, Bakelite, 24 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Gulden's Mustard Jar||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Mcdonald's, French Fry, Box||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Teacher's Whiskey, Bottle Shape||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Tide, Tides In Dirt's Out||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Wren No 1||Boy's, Transistor||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Wren No.1||Boy's, Transistor||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Addison||Model 5, Catalin||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Addison||Model 5, Marbleized, Yellow Trim||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Amoco Gas Pump||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Avon Skin So Soft, Bottle Shape||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||B.f. Goodrich, Mantola, Wooden, Bakelite Grill & Handle, 1940s||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Chevron Custom Motor Oil, Figural Quart Of Oil, White, Gold||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Firestone Air Chief, Wooden Case, 1946||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Getty Gasoline, Gasoline Pump Shape, Transistor, Box||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Radio||Advertising||Heinz Ketchup, Bottle Shape||1996||Login / Create Account for Price|