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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Thu 20, 2019 3:13 pm 
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The Majestic Oblong Mushroom looks much better with flowers on it. 8)

That Silvertone reminds me of these RCA portables spotted in a junk store just a couple of days ago. I'm just not into metal battery boxes. They are not unattractive, and the designers seemed to agree on the style.


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Thu 20, 2019 10:39 pm 
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
Well, posted this befor but still one ugly and angry radio.


This reminds me of a character off of DragonBall Z

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 3:52 am 
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Thewasp wrote:
Here is my entry!

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Todd


Boringly beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 3:54 am 
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stillthesame wrote:
Easy. The Motorola 9J that’s been the subject of so much discussion on the online auction forum. Very rare, but some things are rare because people thought they were ugly and didn’t buy them when they were first put on sale.

Honorable mention...the Emerson 520, the brown Air King skyscraper with the clock on the face, and the DeWald catalin with the clock in the center of the speaker area. Any Firestone/AirChief console from them late 30s, early 40s.


Worthy candidates, to be sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 3:58 am 
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Indiana Radios wrote:
Zenith made some really stylish radios during the 20s and 30s but after the war, well, they made a few duds. Here's two of them.

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Zenith 9H079. This may be more comical looking then ugly. The geometric perportions on this radio are just plain out of wack.

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I think this is probably the single most ugliest radio Zenith ever made. I don't know what model this is and, frankly, I don't care.

The Zenith looks like it has a pull down 78 rpm record player in it.
Definitely different radios!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 3:59 am 
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mgrant wrote:
I posted these pics a few months ago. Found in an antique shop in Lafayette, Oregon. No, I didn't buy it and I'm sure it's still there.
I don't know the brand. Very Buggly!

Wow.
Don't know what else to say!
It looks like a rusty old Maytag!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 4:01 am 
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Macrohenry wrote:
Indiana Radios wrote:
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I think this is probably the single most ugliest radio Zenith ever made. I don't know what model this is and, frankly, I don't care.


It may be ugly, but it has a nice smile.


It does!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 4:03 am 
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westcoastjohn wrote:
The Majestic Oblong Mushroom looks much better with flowers on it. 8)

That Silvertone reminds me of these RCA portables spotted in a junk store just a couple of days ago. I'm just not into metal battery boxes. They are not unattractive, and the designers seemed to agree on the style.

Nice Majestic!
Definitely odd!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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wazz wrote:
People that dug blond Danish modern stereo consoles also carried that over into the rest of their furniture and decor. And some of those people are still alive so we can ask them what they were thinking.

I bought Danish modern furniture for my first apartment, in 1969. What'dja wanna know?

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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Smile!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 4:27 am 
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I present another contestant


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 4:27 am 
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wazz wrote:
One of my most loathsome concepts of a radio is the molded-front Crosleys like the 48, the Buddy Boys, Super Buddy Boy, etc. Bleeech! The reason they stand out to me is the fact that people spend substantial sums of money for these grotesque monsters. But they sold, and thus apparently that reflected the decor tastes of people at that time. I would hate to see their furniture.

I love those! And would likely appreciate the furniture that goes with. Then again, "creepy" is a major plus -- almost a prerequisite -- for anything we have in our home.

(A fundraiser for Atlas Obscura was live-streamed, and someone commented our place looked like Bioshock. I was so touched. That was the nicest thing anyone ever said about our home!)
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People that dug blond Danish modern stereo consoles also carried that over into the rest of their furniture and decor. And some of those people are still alive so we can ask them what they were thinking.
Yeah! What's with that? :) :)

Different strokes for different folks!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
Well, posted this befor but still one ugly and angry radio.


Reminds me of a Tiki. I like it!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 7:04 pm 
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Macrohenry wrote:
I present another contestant

It just looks old and tired!
My perfect radio!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 21, 2019 7:21 pm 
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This Silvertone 8005 never turned me on. Although I did turn it on. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
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azenithnut wrote:
Gee, we just had an Ugly Radio Contest 3 months ago!

https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... 1&t=355367

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Well, my radios are uglier!

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 3:53 am 
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Art Hoch wrote:
This Silvertone 8005 never turned me on. Although I did turn it on. :P

The breadbox look!

No doubt popular as a kitchen radio!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 3:55 am 
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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
Well, posted this befor but still one ugly and angry radio.

Scary radio!


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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 3:56 am 
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Dalton wrote:
azenithnut wrote:
Gee, we just had an Ugly Radio Contest 3 months ago!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=355367

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Well, my radios are uglier! Those are some ugly consoles, though!

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 Post subject: Re: Most Boring/Ugly Radio Contest!
PostPosted: Jun Sat 22, 2019 5:39 am 
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Goodyear “Wings” 015090. As wide as it is tall. Not much to look at if you ask me:


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