We went to Nebraska in September, and had a chance to get together with some radio collecting friends. Left to right: Jon Walker, David O’Hanlon, Jeannette Bausch, Jane Hunt, Hugh Hunt, John O’Connor, and Scott Vala. You’ll never meet nicer people. We always enjoy getting together with them.
Jane and Hugh hosted. Here are some photos taken in their radio room.
The last photo above shows how the recently acquired blue Sentinel fits in with some of their other radios. Obviously, the Hunt’s radio collection is stunning! You can see their collection at: www.goldenhue.net
Here’s the same group again, but I’m in Hugh’s place, and he took the photo.
One of our collecting friends in Nebraska is David O’Hanlon. His collecting goes beyond radios, to include phonographs, Vogue Records, drawings & paintings by noted Nebraska artist Kent Bellows, and much more.
Jeannette & I especially enjoyed learning more about Dave’s phonographs.
This last one is a coin-operated phonograph with one selection on a cylinder… “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”. The phonograph takes nickels from the 1800’s.
The above “Jukebox” is a Shyvers Multiphone. It was manufactured starting in 1939 by a Seattle, Washington company. This unit was connected to a phone line. You told a female DJ what number song you wanted, and she’d play it for you through the 4-inch speaker at your restaurant booth or counter. Kind of the first music “streaming”.
Jeannette & Dave are discussing this historic view of Blair, Nebraska done by Kent Bellows. It’s an extremely detailed hand-drawn copy of an old photo. You can click on this photo, or any others in the posts to see them better.
One other thing. Dave supplied Hugh & Jane Hunt with much expertise and guidance as they built their fantastic radio collection.
We always enjoy visiting with Dave!