Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, Howth, Ireland Photos

A Martello tower (1805) built to protect the port of Howth, Ireland is now home of Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. The tower was terminus to first undersea cable to Ireland (1852) & demonstrations in radio transmission by Lee de Forest (1903) & Guglielmo Marconi (1905). With such communications credentials, it is an appropriate setting for a large private collection of historic communication devices.

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Martello tower home of Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Howth Martello tower was terminus to first undersea cable to Ireland & demonstrations in radio transmission by Lee de Forest & Guglielmo Marconi. Howth, Ireland.Pat Herbert, founder & collector at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Sample of submarine communication cables with layers to protect wiring from teredo worms at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Martello tower (1805) home of Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Howth Martello tower was terminus to first undersea cable to Ireland (1852) & demonstrations in radio transmission by Lee de Forest (1903) & Guglielmo Marconi (1905). Howth, Ireland.Pat Herbert, founder & collector at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Sample of submarine communication cables with layers to protect wiring from teredo worms at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Spark gap transmitter for sending Morse code via radio by F.E. Becker & Co. of London at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Vintage BBC cats whisker crystal radio set with headphones by Brownie Wireless Co. at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Morse Code Wheatstone Automatic Telegraph Receiver at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company stock certificates at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Spark gap (Marconi) transmitter for sending Morse code via radio by F.E. Becker & Co. of London at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Vintage BBC cats whisker crystal radio set with headphones by Brownie Wireless Co. at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Morse Code Wheatstone Automatic Telegraph Receiver (early 1900s) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company stock certificates (c1920) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Jameson Irish Whiskey special edition bottle marking centenary of Guglielmo Marconi who was great-grandson of founder John Jameson at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Fifty Years of Irish Radio stamps at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.His Masters Voice plaque at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Round Ekco Radio receiver of short through long waves at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Jameson Irish Whiskey special edition bottle marking centenary of Guglielmo Marconi who was great-grandson of founder John Jameson at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Fifty Years of Irish Radio stamps (1976) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.His Masters Voice plaque at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Round Ekco Radio receiver of short through long waves at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Steeletone combo clock radio & lamp at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Art Andia china radio loudspeaker in form of parrot at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Gram table radio with tree screen at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Floor radios with wood slab holing speaker & tuner on top at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Steeletone combo clock radio & lamp at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Art Andia china radio loudspeaker in form of parrot (1927) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Gram table radio with tree screen at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Floor radios with wood slab holing speaker & tuner on top at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
American radios with flag atop one with rising sun, ordered off market during WWII at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Disguised Paris Aerial radio behind glamour picture in frame designed for occupied France in hopes that German troops would be distracted by pinup & not look too closely at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Rear of disguised Paris Aerial radio used by French underground in WWII & made in Dublin at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
American radios with flag atop one with rising sun, ordered off market during WWII at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Disguised Paris Aerial radio behind glamour picture in frame designed for occupied France in hopes that German troops would be distracted by pinup & not look too closely at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Rear of disguised Paris Aerial radio used by French underground in WWII & made in Dublin at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Art Deco cut glass & chrome round Bluebird Radio by Walter Dorwin Teague atop rectangular model at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Century Transistor Vista World/Globe AM Radio made in Japan at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Radio shaped like rocket blasting off at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Collection of antique radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Art Deco cut glass & chrome round Bluebird Radio (1934) by Walter Dorwin Teague atop rectangular model at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Century Transistor Vista World/Globe AM Radio (1960s) made in Japan at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Radio shaped like rocket blasting off (1960s) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Lamp shaped like rocket at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Talking Lips FM Radio at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Wallace & Gromit table radio at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Homemade radio from Africa using scrap parts at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Lamp shaped like rocket at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Talking Lips FM Radio at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Wallace & Gromit table radio at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Homemade radio from Africa using scrap parts at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Decca portable windup trench gramophone with speaker in lid at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.His Master's Voice gramophones at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of boxes in which gramophone needles were sold at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Early radios & TV at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Decca portable windup trench gramophone (1920s) with speaker in lid at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.His Master's Voice gramophones (early 1900s) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of boxes in which gramophone needles were sold at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Early radios & TV at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Pye television at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Early TVs at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of early radios & TVs at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of early TVs & radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Pye television (1948) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Early TVs at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of early radios & TVs at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Collection of early TVs & radios at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Jukebox Saturday Night clock on neon sign at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Poster for Pilot Radio features Audrey Hepburn at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Movie poster for The Quiet Man with John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Commemorative plate of General Michael Collins at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.
Jukebox Saturday Night clock on neon sign at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Poster for Pilot Radio features Audrey Hepburn at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Movie poster (1952) for The Quiet Man with John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.Commemorative plate of General Michael Collins (1922) at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Howth, Ireland.

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