This NYC vintage vault is a source of electronics for movies and TV shows

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributors Kevin and Stan who share the following article from Gizmodo. Stan notes:

You (and your readers) often comment on radios in movies and tv shows,
so I thought ya’ll might be interested in the following article:

“Where Movies Get Their Vintage Electronics”
https://gizmodo.com/where-movies-get-their-vintage-electronics-1832218560

Turns out, some come from an electronic waste recycling company in NYC,
which repairs and resells some of the waste they collect, puts the best
specimens in a museum/prop library for movies and TV show, and the rest
is recycled in an environmentally conscious way without ending up in a
landfill.

Fascinating!  That vault looks amazing!  I think it’s brilliant that set designers reach for vintage radios and I’m glad the vault has a ready supply!

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2 thoughts on “This NYC vintage vault is a source of electronics for movies and TV shows

  1. Mario

    Never knew of this place, what a novel idea. I could never work there though, would overdose on all the interesting vintage electronics coming in. Thanks for the great post Kevin, Stan, and Thomas.

    Reply
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