Throwback Thursday – Electronics

Good afternoon! This is your intern Nina with the second installment of Throw Back Thursday! This week I decided to get a bit retro and look at the various electronics that NCHS has accumulated over the years. In a time before people were able to use their phone to listen to the latest podcasts, or use an Ipod that is smaller than a credit card, listeners used personal radios, walkmans, and even radios that the whole family gathered around to use! This was a time when one had to listen in to a channel and could not pick what he/she wanted to listen to and even had to wait for a certain time of day to hear their favorite series! In a time when we can now download what we want to listen to or have hundreds of channels and options at our disposal it’s important to remember what we did in the past, and how we listened to entertainment as a collective, instead of now where our entertainment is personalized and catered to our varied tastes.

In our collection we have several walkmans, a tape deck, a portable record player, and even a bicentennial transistor radio! Come down to the Historical Society and see for yourself!

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Cassette Recorder
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Portable Record Player

 

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Portable Record Player

 

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Tape Walkman

 

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Cassette-Corder

 

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All Transistor Radio

 

 

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