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Toledo Magazine: Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair

Bennie Summers, who along with wife Olivia owns Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair in the Maumee Antique Mall, is one of only a handful of repairment in the nation who still works on tube radios of eras past. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW FULL IMAGE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Bennie Summers tests a tube in his shop at Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair in the Maumee Antique Mall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An old Hickok voltage meter.
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Tubes in their original boxes are stacked at the radio repair shop. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Summertyme Vintage Radio Repair owner Bennie Summers checks numbers on a chart to to dial in to the old tube ...
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Vintage advertising signs are for sale at Summertyme in the Maumee Antique Mall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Vintage advertising signs are for sale at Summertyme in the Maumee Antique Mall.
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This pamphlet claims that Enlarge | Buy This Photo This pamphlet claims that "anyone can replace tubes" but shop owner Bernie Summers is one of the few folks in ...
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Bennie Summers works in his radio repair shop in the Maumee Antique Mall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tuned just so, Bennie Summers can catch broadcasts on this old radio.
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