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This docking station for your ipod or iphone is constructed from a 1941 Montgomery Ward Airline Super Heterodyne Portable Radio. Originally a portable AM radio that functioned on either plug or battery power, the look and shape of this radio were perfect for a unique dock.

To create this dock, we started by removing all the original electronics. In their place, we've installed a modern 10 watt amplifier that drives a Pyle 5.25" 3 way speaker. The sound is excellent, plenty for the average room. The canvas covered wooden case adds a fantastic warmth.

To operate this piece, we tried to keep it looking as original as possible, so we went with a simple toggle switch for the speaker on/off and reused the original blue volume knob. For an added touch, we installed a retro looking blue LED jewel light as a power indicator. An additional amber LED mounted inside adds a soft warm light to the station dial when the dock is on.

A universal docking tray was installed in the top that works with all iphones, ipod classics and ipod nanos. The dock is wired to charge your device whether the power is on or off.

Cosmetically, we left this guy alone. The canvas shows lots of wear and discoloration, which adds tons of character. The front panel can be clasped shut and shows the original color before 70 years of UV light faded it out. From the chevron pattern to the blue leather handle, this piece just drips with vintage awesomeness.

Don't miss out on this great piece of history, updated.

ipod iphone charging station with speakers from vintage radio