WATCHTOWER RELATED WBBR Lapel pin JEHOVAH ****LOOK****

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  • Sold Date: Oct 26, 2010
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WBBR gold looking lapel pin.

Brand new mint pin with no imperfections. It is about 1" in width and is stunning in appearance! You will not be disappointed!

This pin will be of some interest to those appreciating the history of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, please note what the 1975 yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses had to say about the old WBBR radio station starting on page 139...

A RADIO PIONEER LIFTS UP ITS VOICE

“Radio Tells the World Millennium Is Coming,” declared the Philadelphia Record of April 17, 1922, continuing: “Judge Rutherford’s Lecture Broadcasted from Metropolitan Opera House. Talks into Transmitter. Message is Carried Over Miles of Bell Telephone Wires to Howlett’s Station.” So began a newspaper report of J. F. Rutherford’s first radio address, given on Sunday, April 16, 1922, at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The subject? “Millions Now Living Will Never Die.” His visible audience was a mere handful compared with an estimated 50,000 residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who heard the speech on primitive radios in their homes.

Those were the early days of radio communication. In the United States it was not until 1920 that regular commercial radio broadcasts were made from Pittsburgh’s station KDKA and WWJ of Detroit, Michigan. A person could then buy a factory-built
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