Excerpt from “For All It Was Worth”

 

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Cover Image: The author listening to Radio Dresden on a Crystal Detector Radio

 

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Excerpt from “For All It Was Worth”:

“In about 1927 my grandfather acquired a detector radio. This was a contraption the size of a large cigar box, with what looked like a silver wire on an arm touching a crystal of some sort, and a dial to select the desired radio station. In his case this was a bit theoretical because the only station he could receive was Radio Dresden, and this only very scratchily. But a lot of fun was had by all, I remember. After all, this was for this generation the first new technological adventure, after electric light, cars, Zeppelins and Flying Machines.”

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