Back Modifications (2)


By chase
I dug this lovely old Bakelite radio out, whilst digging I found an Amplion Testmeter hidden away. Complete with instructions, the original perspex lens cover, sellotaped lens, spare knob, and...don't ask... a razor blade, would love to ask why but sadly I am not able to.

They all belonged to my Dad, he was a bit of a hoarder when it came to filling his workshop but I remember the radio working, years ago, whilst he was faffing with stuff. It failed the tester today...Wink

An HDR image, 3 frames combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.
Lit by daylight.

Thanks for dropping by, constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Radio Still life Hdr Digitally manipulated Wires Bakelite Textures and layers amplion testmeter

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Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
9 Aug 2019 5:15PM
Exciting and very fine shot!
I like it a lot, good work!

Arne Smile

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9 Aug 2019 5:17PM
Lovely vintage composition .

9 Aug 2019 5:23PM
Great old radio gear and beautifully processed picture. Love it 🙂

Toobi_Won 9 77 7 England
9 Aug 2019 5:48PM
This radio comes from a time when things were made to last and could be repaired when they failed to work.
Not sure what test is being carried out, unless its resistance or continuitySmile
Have you dared to plug it in yet?Smile
BTW, your dad wasn't a hoarder, he was a bloke who kept things because they might come in handySmile
I can completely relate to him!Smile
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
9 Aug 2019 6:31PM
Thanks all.Mike,there is no way on this Earth that I am going to plug any of this stuff in......would kill the spiders nesting inside Wink
Janet xx
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
9 Aug 2019 7:31PM
I have told, this morning , that one of our grandsons ( 16 years ) took apart two non working computers, switched some components around and had one of them in good working order in about 10 minutes; bet he could. make your equipment woks given the opportunity---- whatever it is.....
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
9 Aug 2019 7:38PM

Quote:bet he could. make your equipment work

Oooo, send him round Jenn, I'll put the kettle on Wink
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 7:50PM
You have so many 'props' for all your amazing still life images - nostalgia galore.
banehawi Plus
16 2.2k 4141 Canada
10 Aug 2019 4:44AM
Bakelite was quite a wonderful invention back in the day. I remember many things made from it breaking over time, - teapot handles especially.
SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
10 Aug 2019 10:18AM
Well that looks safe. Smile
chase Plus
14 1.6k 389 England
10 Aug 2019 6:12PM
Thanks everyone.
Nice mods guys, thank you, it's always good to see things in a different way.
Janet xx

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