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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:26:14 PM on 14 January 2015.
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I am not a fan of this:-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Costom-Radio-LG-/231450817790?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item35e38b34fe.

Of course, it is a free world and people can do as they please but I think this is vandalism.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:44:01 PM on 14 January 2015.
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I'm not a fan or "re-purposing" radios, to use the American expression, and I really hate seeing mantel radios turned into sub-standard guitar practice amplifiers.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:39:26 PM on 18 January 2015.
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Straight out cultural vandalism which destroys a item of historic value and only satisfies a passing fad.

Same goes for steampunk, as an example saw a guy get a pair of old high impedance headphones (the sort used on crystal sets and valve receivers), rip out the inserts and put in ones so they could be used with a ipod or similar.

Again something was wrecked to satisfy a passing fad.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:11:34 AM on 19 January 2015.
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Again something was wrecked to satisfy a passing fad.

Not even a practical idea. Those things are damned uncomfortable to wear for any length of time.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:42:23 PM on 25 January 2015.
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Here's another trainwreck:-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-Retro-KRIESLER-Teak-DANISH-TV-UNIT-NEW-SMART-LCD-TV-Hide-AWAY-Cabinet-/111532972758?pt=AU_EntertainmentUnits&hash=item19f7e21ad6.

I can't see a tasteful way to put a plasma/LCD screen in an old furniture style cabinet, unless perhaps the person doing it can find a way of hiding the bezel around the screen - something that clearly hasn't been accomplished here.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:05:56 PM on 25 January 2015.
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Well we dont know whether the original innards were servicable or not. Normally back in the day old B&W tellys were repurposed as fish tanks!

That aside, it seems Kriesler had an export maket to Singapore.

http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19700921-1.2.42.2.aspx.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:35:16 PM on 25 January 2015.
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Kriesler branded flat screens were being sold by Harris Scarfe about ten years ago - they should have put one of those in. Though I am not sure who actually made the sets.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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