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BRINGING BACK THE SOUND, CONTINUED...


The 1933 Philco console above was the first Don restored. Now sitting contentedly in his home, it greets him with music, bringing a warm smile to his face and pleasure to his friends.

Another of his console restorations is the 1947 Airline on the right and below. Walking into his workshop, you're likely to find him flipping the 78 rpm record on the phonograph below the short wave radio. Something about the sight of the stylus on the spinning vinyl will always lift your spirits. And it sounds simply great!

 



Get out your dancin' shoes.

Another beautiful example...this time a Lang table model...and a glimpse of salvaged tubes and a wonderful microphone that just looks like the one to grab with authority!

 

Don is quick to credit his brother, an electronics expert, and other friends like Hershall and Bud who have given him old equipment over the years. But if you knew Don and his generous spirit, you'd not be surprised to discover that his antique radio restoration projects all began with the repair of a radio for Richard, a friend.

A highly valued neighbor and friend to so many in Wimberley, Don is well known as the person who'll spring to the help of anyone in need of mechanical expertise. His largest contribution of all may be the many hours he's given over the years to maintaining a clean, reliable water supply system for several hundred families in the community. He's also a ham radio operator and a member of the Texas Antique Radio Club. We all love him and thank him for sharing his radios with us!


Here are some of Don's favorite antique radio links:

Texas Antique Radio Club

Nostalgia Air

  Beginner's Corner - Phil's Old Radios


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 This article originally published in 2000, © 2000 VisitWimberley.com

 

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