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Radio Museum, Hengelo

Radio Museum, Hengelo

September 11, 2016

If you are curious about the commercial beginning of the present day electronics society, you can visit one of the Radio Museums in The Netherlands. This one in Hengelo - officially called "Museum Electro Radio Nostalgie" - has a large collection of old radio's...

Radio Museum, Hengelo

very rare European radio's...

Radio Museum, Hengelo

small and large radio's...

Radio Museum, Hengelo

black and brown radio's.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

And very special radio's: this one has only one tube which integrates some five other tubes. So it's the very first integrated circuit, not as chip but as tube!

Radio Museum, Hengelo

In the beginning many radio's only worked with batteries, because there was no electricity in the houses yet.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

There are many record players as well. This Phonograph can play the Edison wax rolls, has no electronics yet and also works without electrical power.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

A very tiny portable reel-to-reel tape recorder.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

Furniture with built-in radio equipment.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

The sensitivity (reception) had to be adjusted with the coils and the handles at the front.

Radio Museum, Hengelo

The inside of an early home built radio.


Note: The museum is only open on wednesday and saturday. In the winter period only on saturday. Check the website.
There's probably no English speaking guide available.

 

www.radiomuseum-hengelo.nl