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Toledo Magazine: Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair

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Bennie Summers tests a tube in his shop at Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair in the Maumee Antique Mall.

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An old Hickok voltage meter.

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Tubes in their original boxes are stacked at the radio repair shop.

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A sign atop the old tube tester at Bennie Summers' shop.

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Bennie Summers examines a Champion Spark Plug radio that Terry Hood, of Swanton, brought to Summertyme to be repaired.

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Bennie Summers solders a part in an old radio.

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Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair owner Bennie Summers checks numbers on a chart to to dial in to the old tube checker machine.

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Vintage advertising signs are for sale at Summertyme in the Maumee Antique Mall.

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This pamphlet claims that "anyone can replace tubes" but shop owner Bernie Summers is one of the few folks in the country who actually does it.

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Bennie Summers works in his radio repair shop in the Maumee Antique Mall.

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This vintage Lighthouse radio C battery offers 4 1/2 volts.

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Tuned just so, Bennie Summers can catch broadcasts on this old radio.

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