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What is this Appendage on this bike ??

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Post Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:27 am

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
police radio speaker

john

Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:39 am

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
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.

john

Post Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:41 pm

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Location: Detroit
Appendage? And all this time I thought you were referring to that cop . . . .
New Knuckleheads? Thank, you, Jesus!!

Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:33 am

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Location: Wisconsin, USA
Now that's funny!

Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:35 am
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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.

Post Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:06 pm

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Location: Interlaken, NY USA

That's DOCTOR DICK fellas :lol:

Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:24 pm

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Location: Interlaken, NY USA

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.
Dr Dick

Post Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:26 pm

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Location: madison wisconsin usa
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.

john


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