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Antique Radio Tubes

Post by Duck » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:08 am

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Post by St3v3M » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:10 am

I'm fascinated by the internal structures and how they must have worked. Neat! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 am

That is one terrific shot! I think what I like best is the overall slightly sepia cast you've given it. It's rusty and dusty and faded yet the color is still there. You can make out the RCA logo on the tubes (for anyone who may not know, that stands for Radio Corporation of America, 1919 - 1986). Without the rust and dust and sepia it would be a solid standalone commercial shot. Convert it to B&W and it might look like one made in the 1970's. Left as is it becomes art. (OK)
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Post by minniev » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:17 pm

Duck wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:08 am
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Cool image, and I'm betting I have some too. There are three ancient radios of various vintage and style in the old house I've been working on, and I never thought of such as this.

The angle really showcased the detail and symmetry.
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Post by Duck » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:43 pm

What caught me was the artistry in the metal plates inside the tubes. The little details in the cutouts you don't see nowadays. That and the back light (insert Chuck's mantra here) :-D

My studio is upstairs from a "junk shop" owned by one of the building's owners. Her brother is looking to set up a "Creative's Studio" in a few next to hers and has decorated the place with all kinds of fun artifacts like this.
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:18 pm

Very cool! I didn't see this topic last week, so now I'll see if I can figure out why....(yep, as I figured: I am not showing as subscribed)
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