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...
very rare European radio's...
small and large radio's...
black and brown radio's.
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!
In the beginning many radio's only worked with batteries, because there was no electricity in the houses yet.
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.
A very tiny portable reel-to-reel tape recorder.
Furniture with built-in radio equipment.
The sensitivity (reception) had to be adjusted with the coils and the handles at the front.
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.