Can anyone tell me the model number of this Motorola radio and approximately when these things were manufactured? Note the rounded corners all around the lower 3-inch "base" area and at the top of the front panel. The are art-deco touches but not to the extreme one might expect of genuine art-deco design in the 1930's. This looks more 1950's to me but that's just a guess.
It was my first two-meter radio way back in 1974. Don Sherouse WB4OST (SK), one of my Elmers) was the original ham owner who converted/re-crystaled/adjusted it for 2-M. It had but one channel -- 146.34/94, the repeater atop the lunar landing gantry at NASA Langley Hampton, Va. That was the only repeater in our immediate area at the time. This radio has big panel lights indicating transmit and receive modes and a Hobbs meter to record how committed you are to monitoring the repeater.
A year or so later there were several more repeaters in the Tidewater area so I bought one of the inexpensive multichannel rice boxes that were flooding the market by then. Shortly after that I sold the big base unit at the Richmond Frostfest for exactly what I'd paid for it ($75.00). I kinda miss the old rig, but I'm sure glad I didn't have to carry the beast with me every time I've moved since then!
I never knew the model or year of the radio and when I recently came across a shack photo with the rig in it I thought I'd post it and ask.