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International Crystal and the crystal synthesizer

Vintage Radio 0 Comments 02/19/2021 

How a crystal company reduced the number of crystals needed

Posted By: Robert Nickels (ranickels)

I have always been intrigued by the International Crystal CB radios which had a unique appearance with a channel selector that resembled a telephone dial.    The high end "Executive" models were big and expensive and sported an aluminum trim ring that no other radio had.    So I had to buy one to play with.




  It was cheap, like $25 and I always was curious about them because they were expensive and thus I thought, bigger and fancier than others.     Which is true - bigness can come by way of empty space, however.