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CONUS Archive
381111
PAVEK’S MUSEUM OF WONDERFUL WIRELESS (1984)
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
PKG
9/6/1984
1:30:32
3:00
(FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE, THE REPORTER MICHAEL BOYLE IS LICENSABLE) EXTERIOR OF TWIN CITY BOLT & SUPPLY CO. PAVEK PAINT PRODUCTS BUSINESS, INTERIOR OF PAINT STORE, BASEMENT, STANDUP, PAVEK’S MUSEUM OF WONDERFUL WIRELESS, BASEMENT FILLED WITH OLD RADIOS, MUSEUM, SONY PORCELAIN DOG NIPPER, VARIOUS ANTIQUE RADIOS, JOE PAVEK GIVING TOUR, SHOWING OLD RADIOS, EARLY CUBES, SPEAKERS, WORKING ON EQUIPMENT, RECEIVER, DIAL, INTERSTATE RADIO CO. RADIO, HOLMES-JOHNSON OF MINNEAPOLIS, SOT, CU RADIO DIAL, VINTAGE TELEVISION SET, 3 INCH TELEVISION, EARLY PROJECTION MODEL, PORTABLE TV, TELEVISION SCREEN, SOT, STANDUP
(SUGGESTED TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO) From the outside, there's nothing particularly interesting about Patrick's paint products. Nor is there anything remarkable about what goes on inside. It's what's down in the basement that's unusual. This auto paint supply store also houses Pavek’s Museum of wonderful wireless, one of the most awesome and comprehensive collections of early radio equipment in the world. collected over the last 30 years, the 1000s of items in the museum represent the development of radio from its origins in the first decade of the century. Through the 40s when television arrived, the huge collection was assembled by 75 year old Joe paddock who has an encyclopedic knowledge of the venerable equipment, a very Deluxe Set, which is contains am and the first year of FM 1941. This particular monitor this particular set was from the LS Donaldson estate Pavek’s museum contains rare examples of over 250 Different vintage radio receivers, as well as displays of early tubes and the ornate speakers that were used to deliver the broadcasts. Joe Pavek Not only collects the equipment, he spends a lot of time restoring it often to working order to do that. Pavek also maintains a huge selection of old radio parts. Many of his receivers pick up today's programs as well as they broadcast yesterday. Another special section is devoted entirely to radios manufactured in Minneapolis, most of them dating from the mid 1920s. When about 30 Different Twin Cities companies were making receivers are many fell by the wayside that just were in the heyday. And then they were long gone because competition in engineering was too keen and complex. While radio is the main focus. The museum also has a substantial collection of vintage television sets, including this working three enter from 1946 and early projection model and unusual novelty set with a swiveling screen. And the very first portable television with a round screen. I feel so strongly that the Twin Cities are electronic cities, that there should be a museum depicting what transpired in this area in communications and development of radio pebax Museum of wonderful wireless is truly one of the significant hidden attractions of the Twin Cities. But Joe Pavek will be happy to give you a tour if you call him in advance for a look at the gear that gave birth to broadcasting. Patrick's Museum of wonderful wireless is a treasure trove. Never Are you sure you're listening to me. In Minneapolis. I'm Michael Boyle. You're KSTP TV media commentator TAG: MNH
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