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  1. That vintage clock radio is so seriously cool all by itself. What a totally lucky find! And adding The Shining stuff over top is just icing on the cake. Love this idea for a wall shelf. Where are you finding these items? Online? Flea markets?

    Speaking of The Shining… those twins seem to be doing the fan convention circuit. You might get a horror photo op one day if they show up at GenCon. 🙂

    • OMFG, I can't even fathom getting to take a picture with them. I would be all thumbs and red cheeks and stuttering.

      Wasn't it such a great find? I spotted it at my local antique mall. It was a little pricier than my usual "OMG that's four dollars!" kind of find, but I knew it would make an incredible shelf – and it certainly didn't cost any more than buying a shelf at Target, so why not?!

      Anytime you want to come down for a visit, I will be happy to take you thrifting! 😀

  2. Kevin O'Rourke

    Would have been a lot nicer if one of us radio guys had been asked to service the radio and clock for you ,then you would have a working clock/radio shelf.
    I have one,same model,on my night stand,very accurate clock and the radio performs very well also.
    Please don't take offense,just a thought for the future.

  3. Bob

    Rediculous…to take a semi rare Traveler radio, gut it, and use it like this. It's not creative, it's destructive. If you are going to repurpose something, find some real junk and stop destroying history. End of rant….

      • Bob

        Im sorry for the rant. But i see way too much of this. Wouldn't it have been more fun to use it as it was intended? Radio's are one of the few items from our past that are still completely capable of being a daily part of our lives. And then you also get the WOW factor. 🙂

        • Thanks very much for your apology; that means a lot. I truly did and do appreciate your passion.

          I adore the aesthetics of the cabinet and the numbers, and indeed, it would be fun to have an old, working radio. Most of the ones I see are outside my price range (and I assure you neither the dealer nor I had any idea the Traveler was semi-rare; I don't pay any kind of serious money for things I'm going to alter), but I do have an incredibly large, historic radio that I somehow persuaded my neighbor to sell me for $35 at his garage sale. It's a coin-operated number that used to be in a hotel downtown. I haven't touched it, nor would I dream of doing so. It would be cool to have it be able to play; I just don't know how to find anyone, or how much it would cost to have the insides serviced.

  4. Bob

    Unkown where you are located, but try to find an antique radio club in your area. You will find many people eager to help you get the set repaired. The radio you describe sounds like it is a simple 5 tube motel set. On average it would cost in the 25-35 dollar range to have it electrically restored to a safe working condition. (at least in the northeast) other parts of the country could be more$

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