The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I think what you're seeing here isn't recycling so mach as "planned" obsolesence by the radio sales and manufacturing industries. If I understand correctly many new radios were often sold by allowing a generous trade-in amount for the customer's old used radio.
The trade-in units, working or not, were usually destroyed as shown in this photo. The idea was that the fewer used radios that were available meant that more new radios would be sold. A great plan for the manufacturers and retailers but maybe not so much for the consumer.
The radio business wasn't the only one to take this approach. I think it was a pretty common tactic with jukeboxes, pinball machines and vending equipment. Sun auto test and tune equipment was sold this way into the '70s at least. I'd guess that Allen and other brands of engine analyzers and test equipment were likely treated this way as well. Even back at that time you seldom saw used Sun Testers for sale, and I suppose a lot of them were leased rather than bought outright anyway.
Once traded-in or off-lease they'd be scrapped to promote the sales of the new equipment.
Judging by the sign and the bumper sticker on the scooter, this is some sort of promo for a radio station KEX 1190 AM. This is a Portland, Oregon radio station that is still up and kicking
Don't positively recognize the background, but the building on the left foreground looks awful familiar.
I think I know where they were headed to. Rutland Machine & Auto on Wales Street in Rutland were EMF agents.
Cool - thanks! It's enough to make a feller go out and get a Vespa...
Yup. We're not stupid. But ordinary consumers couldn't do much about it, short of an organized boycott. And those were extremely hard to organize back then.
I bet back in the 30's, people didn't like this like I don't like the looks of new cars, but man, this thing is really cool. I've always been fascinated by the late 30's art deco styled trucks
A few more for the pile.
5 more to finish off the night.
Found on Collectors Weekly site.
Joe Rumore was on tape at WBAM 740-The BIG BAM in Montgomery also.I think the Brennans owned WVOK and WBAM.
Anyone in central/North Alabama in the late 50's-60's knew who Joe Rumore was.
The Mighty 690
You judged the quality of your radio by how far you could pull in WVOK. My dad bragged about the radio in our 62 Imperial; "We listened to Joe Rumore all the way to Panama City (FL)".
Remembering da Wolfman,, Wolfman Jack, OWOOOOOOOOOO
Heres the websites i got the pics from and have more about the wolfman,,
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