Latest Fads, Fancies and Novelties to Be Found in the World of Radio (Jun, 1924)

The radio that you tune by opening and closing the fan looks awesome and the lobster claw radio is genius. I can’t believe that no one has had the brilliant idea to cram an MP3 player into one yet. It seems like in the mid twenties the fun thing to do was to stuff a radio into anything and everything you could. This reminds me of the current fascination for making crazy things that plug into a USB port.

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Latest Fads, Fancies and Novelties to Be Found in the World of Radio

The Dentist’s Chair Has Lost Its Terrors for This Little Chap, Who Forgets the Ache of His Tooth When He Clamps on the Head Phones

A Real Radio Fan; the Set Is Tuned by Opening and Closing the Leaf Coils

Parisiennes May Now Enjoy Radio Programs While Strolling along the Boulevards, by Using the Umbrella Set Devised by a Paris Inventor

It Is Not Necessary for the Dyed-in-the-Wool Radio Fan to Pass Up a Favorite Program to Indulge in a Canter. This Young Lady Must Have Her Ride Every Morning, but She Carries Her Radio Set with Her and Combines Sport with Entertainment

Fighters Now Skip Rope, Shadow Box and Punch the Bag to Music Carried on Radio Waves, in the Arcade Gymnasium, Chicago, Where Many Champions Have Been Trained. Our Photo Shows, from Left to Right, Stanley Zbyszko, Jack Malone, Eddie Welsh, Howard Carr and Conn Cur-rie, as They Appeared During One of the Radio Workouts

Radiophone Transmitting Apparatus that Will Minimize the Dangers of Underground Work. It Requires neither Aerial nor Ground and Uses Only Small Dry Batteries; Men Working in Mines Can Carry It with Them and Communicate with the Surface

The Latest Novelty, a Radio Set, Reading Lamp and Phonograph Combined. The Phonograph Is Cleverly Concealed in the Base of the Lamp, and When the Doors Are Closed, There Is Nothing to Indicate the Unusual Character of the Lamp; the Radio Set Is Mounted in the Same Compartment

Fair Fishers Entertain Themselves When Bites Are Few; Right, Radio Set Built in Lobster Claw

With His Own Little Radio Set, the Stage-Door Man Can Follow the Performance for the First Time

2 comments
  1. jayessell says: May 13, 200711:57 am

    I like the Radio/Phonograph/Lamp.

    Is that an acoustic or amplified phonograph?
    Is the top of the lampshade the speaker?

    1924? Is audio amplification available?
    All the other radios are using headphones.

  2. Rick Auricchio says: May 13, 20077:08 pm

    It’s possible amplification was available, but unlikely as a consumer device. (Though these devices look like “leading edge” things.)

    DeForest patented the vacuum tube and amplifier in 1907.

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