[Hallicrafters] Philco "Radio TV Labs"


Jim Brannigan jbrannig at optonline.net
Mon Jul 24 08:24:34 EDT 2006


If you like trains and radios, mid-town Manhattan was paradise.
45th Street had two or three train stores, The Red Caboose was one.  The 
next few blocks uptown held Harvey Radio and several smaller places. 
Towards the East side was Grand Central Radio.

Jim

>
> This is a great thread. It's fascinating to read about these legendary 
> radio shops and the characters that ran them.
>
> With the Lionel train collectors, the analog is Madison Hardware, a 
> peculiar train shop in Manhattan run by a pair of even more peculiar 
> brothers. Until the late 1970s, you could supposedly go in there and get 
> parts and NOS trains dating back to the early 1920s. If the owners liked 
> you, they would dig into their treasure trove (stored in several 
> locations) and get you exactly what you asked for.




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