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John Kusching, United States of America (USA) - Tube collection

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Below you find a part of the tube collection John Kusching.

I became interested in collecting and restoring tube radios in 2006 with the purchase of a small AA5 radio from an antique shop, wondering if I could get this old radio working again. In a few weeks I had replaced the capacitors and had the radio working. At that point I became very interested in tube radio's. I found an RCA 6-RF-9 radio in an antique store, which I paid $20.00 for. The radio was held together with string, the cabinet basically in pieces. This was my first wooden radio and was the first radio I refinished. It was also my first AM/FM radio. At the beginning I started purchasing any radio that had tubes, but after 6 months I started refining my tastes. Although my interests in various radio's has changed over the years, I lean toward early wooden radio's from the 1920's to the 1950's. Getting a radio that has been sitting in a barn for 50 years and then bringing that radio back to life is very interesting to me. I still remember getting an old RCA Radiola 18 which was in bad shape. It was my first TRF and I still remember the thrill of hearing it play for the first time after I had restored it, wondering when the last time this radio had played. I have posted pictures and details of my many restorations over at the Antique Radio Forum (ARF) and posts over at ARF motivated me to join the Radio Museum. I actually enjoy the restoration part of the hobby the most. Many of the radio's I have restored I give to relatives and friends.
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Excerpt from the tube collection of John Kusching. These images (tube photos) were uploaded to the respective tubes or valves by John Kusching.

35L6GT/G tube
Common type USA tube/semicond. USA
RCA 46 Tube Box View #1
46 1932
Common type USA tube/semicond. USA
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Tube collector page of valve collector John Kusching as «own HP at RMorg»
As a member of John Kusching displays items in his/her tube collection. Tubes are called valves in British oriented countries.
Valve and tube collectors as well as radio collectors are invited to join Every member can display separate collections of tubes, radios etc.

John Kusching started his/her tube collection (valve collection) here on 05.Dec.2010. [index-en]