From the days of radios, vacuum tubes, and anything else up until then, a thread to feature some of these items. I scored rather well this past week. I picked up a Grundig 2420 radio from my buddy's dad's house, where they have been clearing it out for eventual sale later this month. It was his grandmother's radio, and she used to listen to WJR (760 AM) all the time. It does need more cleaning, but the cabinet and grille cloth are all in excellent condition. There is a continuous rustling sound regardless of the volume level, so that could indicate there are some tube sockets that need to be cleaned, a tube going bad, or even some capacitors that are past their prime. I did find schematics for the 2420 (thanks to SAM'S Photofacts). The Grundig 2420 has the AM band (labeled "BC"), FM, and shortwave. The switch labeled "PU" is actually for a phono pickup or a tape head, which connects to a 5-pin DIN socket on the rear. My goal is to put a Chromecast Audio on that input so I can cast anything like Pandora or TuneIn Radio (imagine finding some old radio broadcasts to play on it!), or anything from my music server. I also want to play around with the shortwave band and see what I can pick up. The main reason I grabbed it is because my uncle had the exact same radio. And when he remodeled the kitchen and brought it into the office, that radio put in a solid 45 hours per week back in the warehouse. They are quite durable, these old Grundigs! Here it is prior to cleaning up.