Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: Old Radio Tuning Dials

  1. #1
      ravells is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor ravells's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    10,863

    Post Old Radio Tuning Dials

    Found this on Boing Boing - some of these dials would make good inspiration for compass roses perhaps (my tenuous reason for posting this). I just think that many of them look so cool.

    Great for SF / retro map ornaments

    Link here.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Old Radio Tuning Dials-fairbanks.jpg  

  2. #2
      Ascension is offline
    Community Leader Ascension's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    8,216

    Post

    You're right. Those kick much butt.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

  3. #3

  4. #4
      Ascension is offline
    Community Leader Ascension's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    8,216

    Post

    My! What big nuts he has
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Community Leader Facebook Connected Steel General's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    Posts
    9,464

    Default

    Yeesh!

    Those dials are cool Ravs...nice find!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



  7. #7
      Redrobes is offline
    Software Dev/Rep Redrobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,765
    Blog Entries
    4

    Post

    Yeah - really cool site that. Isnt it interesting that when something is new like the radios of the day that they had such a variety of styles and as time goes on they coalesce into some standard style which often is not the one you like the most until someone works out that you can go all 'retro' and back to the originals again...

    Oh - And you've got to know these things when your king... etc etc

  8. #8
      Turgenev is offline
    Professional Artist Turgenev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    872

    Post

    That dial site is very cool. As for Tweety's nuts... the less said the better.

    Arrgh! I just went back to the site and it has been suspended. I guess someone either hasn't paid their hosting bill or more likely, the bandwidth use went over their allotted amount (probably the increased hits from BOING BOING).
    Cheers,
    Tim

    Paratime Design Cartography

    "Do infants have as much fun in infancy as adults do in adultery?" - Groucho Marx

  9. #9
      ravells is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor ravells's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    10,863

    Default

    Argh...I should have copied them all to my reference folder while I had the chance.

  10. #10
      Turgenev is offline
    Professional Artist Turgenev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    872

    Default

    I tried using the Internet Archive and I was able to find past copies of the site but so far none that had any of the radio dial pics archived.

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.indianaradios.com/

    Maybe it will come back online at some point (fingers are crossed).
    Cheers,
    Tim

    Paratime Design Cartography

    "Do infants have as much fun in infancy as adults do in adultery?" - Groucho Marx

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •