Where in the World is Skamleback or Schenect’y?


It’s a combination of little things which make rescuing valve radios a thrill.   Our latest restoration project, a 1938 floor-standing Pilot Radio has made our day by revealing the most amazing tuning dial.  Often the dials on vintage valve radios are painted on glass and are either broken, faded or wiped clean.  They rarely stand up to the test of time. Imagine our delight when this sadly neglected seventy something year old was dismantled and cleaned and we could gradually see the muted colours and decorative design on this dial.  A work of art in its own right.  Look closely, you might even find your city.  Let me know if you do.


  1. rubyfoot · April 6, 2013

    this is a beautiful piece of design

    • waynesradios · April 6, 2013

      It is isn’t it. Great Colours, simple but effective. Any ideas about Skamleback or Schenect’y?

      • rubyfoot · April 7, 2013

        Absolutely no idea, but aren’t they wonderful names …..

  2. lissajuliana · April 29, 2013

    Schenectady is a small city in upstate New York, not far from Albany. Skamleback is in Denmark.

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