Back-Seat Dial For Auto Radio (Nov, 1937)

Back-Seat Dial For Auto Radio

Back-seat control of automobile radios is made possible by a new device that fits all standard receivers. A conventional dial is mounted in the upholstery beside the rear seat of a car, and tunes the radio by means of a flexible shaft. The unit does not interfere with the regular dashboard control, and the two dials are synchronized so they always show the same station reading when either is turned.

3 comments
  1. cks2008 says: January 13, 20081:23 pm

    Some vehicles do this nowadays, although all electronic. Some even have a separate tuner so that a back seater can listen to a different station on headphones.

  2. docca says: January 17, 20086:20 pm

    There’s also that little thingy that comes with some car in-dash players, the infrared remote control. Also known as “that useless crap useful for small children annoying everyone in the car during a really long car trip”.

  3. nlpnt says: January 17, 20087:20 pm

    I have to wonder how the flexible shaft would be affected by wear- would it tighten up and lose synchronization, or loosen up and pull the radio out of tune as the car bounced down a rough road?

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