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July 1932 Radio-Craft[Table of Contents]
People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Radio-Craft was published from 1929 through 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Radio-Craft.
I am still looking in old electronics magazines for an ad featuring my 1941 Crosley model 03CB console radio, but thus far with no luck. What makes the model special is that it was probably one of the last new radios sold prior to the shift of material usage to military equipment in World War II. In fact, not long ago I found this brief news piece in a 1942 edition of Radio-Craft: "Crosley Scraps 1943 Line for Military Radios" reporting on how Crosley was converting its production line to support military needs.
The Crosley Discoverer
With this marvelous new Crosley radio receiver you can know the thrill of listening direct to foreign stations, air pilots receiving instructions, police calls and many other interesting and unusual things that travel the short wave bands. Every channel from 14 to 550 meters is covered. Of course ordinary broadcasts can also be heard. It is housed in an extraordinarily beautiful cabinet and sells at a sensationally low price.
$77.50 Complete with 7 Tubes
The Crosley Adventurer
The 12 tubes of this Crosley superheterodyne short-wave and standard broadcast receiver make it, we believe, the most sensitive. best performing and most complete set ever offered at any price for home reception. The wave length change, as in The Discoverer, is effected by means of a panel switch - no coils to change. The cabinet is a marvel of furniture design. The price is amazingly low.
$119.50 Complete with 12 Tubes
Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and west, prices slightly higher.
The Crosley Radio Corporation
Home of "the Nation's Station" - WLW
Powel Crosley, Jr., President Cincinnati
You're There With a Crosley
Posted August 11, 2015