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Watch: This collector has rented a house for his antique radios

The 42-year- old Abuthahir M.A. has collected the radios from Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. “Earlier I used to ask the older people about the history of these radios. Now the information is easily available from the internet.”

His most expensive acquisition is a Gerard’s Philips Radio (1956 model). “It weighs 70 kg and was for sale at a house in Namakkal in 1999. Just as I reached there, I found another man carrying it away in an auto! I was sad but my search for a similar radio continued and, nearly a year later, I found one at Thoothukudi. I bought it for Rs. 16000,” recalls Abuthahir.

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Printable version | Sep 20, 2020 12:53:34 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/society/watch-this-collector-has-rented-a-house-for-his-antique-radios/article26289631.ece

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