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UGA Library To Host Free Exhibit Of Classic 1900s Radios

The collection of tube radios, external speakers and other items dating from 1913 to 1933 was restored by Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon.
The collection of tube radios, external speakers and other items dating from 1913 to 1933 was restored by Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon.
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An exhibit of classic radios is set to open next week at a University of Georgia library.

The school says the exhibit of radios from the early 1900s will open Feb. 20 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The collection of tube radios, external speakers and other items dating from 1913 to 1933 was restored by Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon. Pennington was a doctor who specialized in microsurgery of the inner ear and was fascinated by the tube radio.

The radios in the exhibit were made of materials like mahogany, brass and bakelite and still work.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display through the end of the year.

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