In the 1930s, the shortwave radio craze was just beginning to sweep the nation, and Hallicrafters radios began to boom from coast to coast and around the world! Until the 1980s, this Chicago-based firm aimed for the average consumer, and produced high quality radios on the cutting edge of technology, all reasonably priced. Today, collectors of electronics are fascinated by these pieces of radio history, most of which can be restored to their original working condition. This book includes over a thousand photographs of radio receivers, transmitters, speakers, early television sets, electronics accessories, and advertising material. Technical descriptions are provided for every known Hallicrafters model, including dates of production, model numbers, accompanying pieces, and original prices. A current price guide is included for collectors.
Chuck Dachis, the well-known "Hallicrafter Man," is the world's expert on Hallicrafter radios. His research over the past twenty has culminated in the definitive reference on the subject, a must for any collector.