The Golden Age of Radio in the Home

Maker and role
John W. Stokes, Author
Production date
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Object detail

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A history of New Zealand radio communications, primarily between 1923 and 1958.

"This book is more than just a catalogue of radios because it also tells us something of the [New Zealand] story of how broadcasting because the means of bringing news and entertainment 'over the air' and into any home equipped with a radio set...
Although it is written mainly for the benefit of collectors of old radios, this book, it is hoped, will have an appeal to anyone old enough to remember radio's Golden Age, as well as for younger people who may recognise among the illustrations a radio once owned by their parents or grandparents." - book jacket

Acknowledgments / a word of explanation / introduction / how broadcasting began / the hardware / what they looked like / new zealand radio manufacturing / some new zealand radio manufacturers / brief biographies of some other new zealand manufacturers / some american receivers sold in new zealand / some british imports / made in australia / radio collecting / bibliography / index
Signature/Marks and Type
Best wishes John Stokes 1987 Hand-written
Physical description
162 pages : illustrations, advertisements, photographs ; 31 cm
First ed. signed by author
Credit line
John W. Stokes. 1986. The Golden Age of Radio in the Home, PUB-2019-25.3. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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