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    "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

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    PeterCapo

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    "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by PeterCapo on Sat May 31, 2014 10:07 am

    Can't resist showing you guys what I found... I learned that for the show they added the handle and the antenna for effect, but this was the very model that sailed into history, a Packard-Bell AR-851:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Packard-Bell-Gilligans-Island-AR-851-AM-8-Transistor-Radio-VG-EC-/121352823248?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c413121d0

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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by Guest on Sat May 31, 2014 10:33 am

    but where are the TUBES?????  What a Face ...or does it use those little metal thingies!!??  Wink 
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    PeterCapo

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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by PeterCapo on Sat May 31, 2014 10:54 am

    Early transistor to be sure. BUT, if you watch some of the episodes closely, you can see the Skipper and Professor handling some tubes for whatever gadget they were working on. I believe they're on Netflix and Amazon streaming.
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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by arledgsc on Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:29 am

    I was hoping the Ebay item also offered the coconut shell and sea water batteries.   Cool
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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by deepee99 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:28 pm

    Man, $404 and counting . . .
    If they'd throw in Mary Anne I might think about it.
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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by tubes4hifi on Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:08 pm

    I'll take the Telefunken here . . . .


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Telefunken-Bajazzo-banjo-automatik-105-Shortwave-broadcast-radio-in-red/121354292821
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    mark four

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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by mark four on Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:34 am

    you could never convince the sap that bid it up to $426.00 and it isn't over yet . it must be a pretty rare radio.  Cool 
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    Tube Nube

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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by Tube Nube on Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:13 pm

    In a mash up reply to Dave and Roy, Ialways preferred Mary-Ann as my choice for Telefunken.
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    Re: "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale..."

    Post by Brap on Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:25 pm

    Recall an episode where the Prof was turning it into a transmitter to contact a cruise boat off the horizon. Thanks for the sea water battery comment -- I could never figure out why they never ran out of battery power. Also prefer Maryann, but Ginger had her own coconuts too...........

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