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john HD

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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:27 am

police radio speaker

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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:39 am

one of the reasons i had a clue was the fact my grandfather invented and held the patent on the "chicago fm two way police radio" among other things.

he also invented the electric potato hoe, but that one did not go very far!

my uncle has gramps original drawings stashed away, fun stuff to look at.

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Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:41 pm

Appendage? And all this time I thought you were referring to that cop . . . .
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:33 am

Now that's funny!
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:35 am

If you are familiar with the Hollywood 20's and 30's films, policeman were known as dicks. :wink: No pun intended......that is a fact.
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:06 pm

That's DOCTOR DICK fellas :lol:
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:24 pm

John, what a coincdence, I was just reading about the Chicago police radio in a recent electronic trade magazine in a history of radio development. For sure, something to be proud of.
Now that picture, just imagining vacuum tubes surviving on that back of that hardtail bike, is just short of unbelieveable.
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Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:26 pm

dr dick

could you name that trade mag? i'd like to take a look at that!

also, my grandfather had the first low band fm radio station in the chicago market.

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