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Old 12-18-16, 06:45 PM
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Help identify part.

Hello I came across this and have no idea what it is, maybe you do. It seems to be electrical...


Figured it out. It's a aalco folding antenna. Missing the base, any chance anyone knows where to find one?
 
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Old 12-18-16, 07:50 PM
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That antenna is from the early 1920's. You aren't going to find parts just laying around.
You would need to go to the antique radio web sites..... like antique radio.com

The original company.....
Aalco Radio Laboratories
6336 Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, Illinois

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I've been doing electrical a long time, never saw anything like it.
 
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Long wave antennas were very popular back then. There were a number of different styles.
Now with the internet.... those days are pretty much gone. I've noticed ham radio to be just about a memory.
 
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That's awesome!. You get a gold star PJmax!
 
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Old 12-20-16, 10:09 AM
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Wait, where do you plug the internet into it?


Seriously though, it is pretty cool, in an antique-y sort of way
 
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You don't Z.... it's wireless.
 
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http://www.antiqueradio.com/images/J...Grebe-Fig1.jpg

here is the mobile equivalent!
 
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