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The Golden Days of Radio

It must have been the heyday of radio. In any case, we had radios all over the house. There were crystal-sets that brought in incredible music from all over the Orient. And we had radios ranging from two-valve sets all the way up to superheterodynes. I was never quite sure what a superheterodyne was but it brought in broadcasts from practically all over the world and the sound was of an incredible quality. All of our radios were hand-crafted in own workshop. That was what we called it—our workshop. In fact, our workshop was simply a part of our house.…

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