A Visit with Bill and Wendy, May 2006, updated May 2008
Click here to see Bobby Barnes Collection, July 2007
Some of Charlie McCarn's Incredible Collection, July 2007
Massachusetts Old Colony Antique Phonograph Society (MOCAPS) - a MAPS affiliate:
Organization Meeting at Bruce Young's House April 2006
Spring 2007 Meeting at Don H.'s House April 2007
Meeting at Little Olde Schoolhouse, Hanson MA
2007 Meeting at Jack W.'s House, November 2007
Spring 2008 Meeting at Bob V.'s House, March 2008
Summer 2008 Meeting at Rich T.'s House, June 2008
2008 Meeting at Ron R.'s House, August 2008
____ Autumn 2008 Meeting Little Olde Schoolhouse, Kinetoscopes
____ Spring 2009 Meeting at Don H's house, May 2009
Winter 2009 Meeting at Ron R's house, December 2009
____ Spring 2010 Meeting at Jack W's house, March 2010
*** Spring 2011 Meeting at Robert R's house, April 2011
*** Summer 2011 Meeting at Barry K's house, July 2011
Special hello to Michigan Antique Phonograph Society
(MAPS) and all of the affiliated MAPS chapters across the USA and phono-enthusiasts
around the world.
Phono Museums and Estates:
Alan Douglas' Antique Radio Museum and Library (by appointment) June 2011
*** John Hays Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester, MA May 2011 NEW
Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT April 2010
Music House Museum, Traverse City, MI September 2009
While in Michigan take a trip up to Mackinac Island, MI Sept. 2009
Edison National Historic Site, West Orange, NJ October 2008
Edison Estate Glenmont, West Orange, NJ October 2008
Ford Winter Estates, Ft. Myers FL, New Years Day 2008
Edison Ford Winter Estates, Ft. Myers FL
Click here to see Emile Berliner Museum in Montreal, Quebec
The Future of Antique Radios & Phonographs
Here are links to two unique videos that presents
some uncommon insight
and observations when I was recently allowed to attend Massachusetts Institute
of Technology (MIT) with some very bright, creative and talented under-graduate
and graduate students who want to learn about antique radio and phono
technology. The course is taught by Ron Roscoe, an excellent Professor, antique
radio and phonograph enthusiast and good friend. Ron is helping develop the
next generation of America’s finest engineers some of whom will carry on the
tradition of antique radio research, repair and restoration.
RF Design Lab from MIT, outing to Professor Roscoe's home, May 2011
PhonoJack goes to MIT, Intro to Radio Frequency Design Lab, May 2010
Antique Phonograph Clubs
Below are links to three of my favorite Antique Phonograph Clubs to which I belong.
Normally, I wouldn't join any club that would allow someone like me to be a member!
Forums and Discussion Boards Below are
links to some of my favorite Forums and Discussion Boards. Please
click on any of the icons below and you'll automatically link to the appropriate
Friends of Thomas Edison National Historic Park
A little personal plug for our Friends of Thomas Edison
National Historic Park!
Photos from MOCAPS Meetings:
The original Bill 'n Ron from Tin Foil Alley!
Bill Floyd recording Ron L'Herault's rendition of Al
Jolson's s Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody at
a meeting of the Massachusetts Old Colony Antique
Phonograph Society, a MAPS affiliate.
Here's the gang that had just completed the charter meeting
of the Massachusetts Old Colony Antique Phonograph Society (MOCAPS)
the local chapter affiliated with the
Michigan Antique Phonograph Society (MAPS).
Here's the Massachusetts Old Colony Antique
Phonograph Society again. Membership is growing, putting on
a few pounds after a long winter.
Click here: Spring 2007 meeting.
The stars of the Summer 2007 meeting held at the Hanson MA
Historical Society were this family of machines, the Victor I
Hmmm, one is missing in the photo.
Click here: for the Summer 2007 meeting.
Below is photo taken at recent MOCAPS meeting:
Click Photo to enlarge.
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