Collector rescues old radios
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La Palma collector rescues old radios

Collector rescues old radios

Vintage radios fill a corner in John Eng’s garage at his home in La Palma. (Kevin Chang/ Times OC)

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

John Eng, 61, opens up his RCA Westinghouse Aeriola Senior receiver, from the early 1920s, at his home in La Palma. For more than 40 years, Eng has been collecting and rebuilding vintage radios. 

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

This Motorola TV radio was part of John Eng’s collection displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

Color distinguishes this Westinghouse radio, part of John Eng’s collection that was displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

This 1959 Admiral table radio was among radios from John Eng’s collection displayed this summer at the OC Fair.

 (Don Leach / Daily Pilot)
Collector rescues old radios

This 1955 Emerson pocket transistor radio was part of John Eng’s collection displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

“The Original,” a 1955 Zenith 500 transistor radio from John Eng’s collection, was displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
Collector rescues old radios

Twin speakers provide architectural detail on this 1956 Arvin radio, part of John Eng’s collection displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Daily Pilot)
Collector rescues old radios

This 1955 RCA Victor radio from John Eng’s collection was displayed this summer at the OC Fair. 

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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