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The Western Historic Radio Museum

109 South F St, Virginia City, Nevada 89440 USA

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“antique, classic and vintage radios”

The Western Historic Radio Museum welcomes you to view our displays of antique, classic and vintage radios featuring examples of the earliest wireless spark-gap apparatus up to the "kitsch" radios of the early fifties. All displays are arranged in chronological order with detailed descriptions of each radio's history and its importance to radio technology. Included in each display are many other types of radio-related items, such as horn speakers, cone speakers and a mirad of other early radio accessories. There is also a display devoted to early vacuum tubes, (see photo below.) Broadcast microphones, Vibroplex telegraph keys, (see photo below) and early electrical instruments are also on display. Photographs of famous radio personalities are featured throughout the museum, (see photo below.) For the amateur radio operator, there are displays of early ham gear from the spark-gap era to the "golden age" of ham equipment. We try to display as many radios and accessories as possible but our space available is somewhat limited. Subsequent return visits will almost certainly show some different radios or memorabilia on display as we rotate some equipment and are always adding more items as we find or create more room.

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roadtripper896091

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May 18, 2022
Rated 5.0

Very educational. It's been several years ago since I was there, but I liked it a lot.

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The Western Historic Radio Museum

109 South F St
Virginia City, Nevada
89440 USA

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