June 1932 Radio-Craft[Table of Contents]
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator, this Crosley 'Fortyfive' tabletop radio that cost $45 in 1932 would cost $781.22 in today's dollars. That's a lot of money for a radio.
Complete with 7 Tubes and Tennaboard
The Crosley Fortyfive
The Crosley Fortyfive is the last word in radio design and performance. The beautiful front panel is finished in Adam brown. A pleasing two-tone effect is accomplished by an overlay of stump walnut veneer which decorates the front panel. Fluted pilasters support the arch of "V" matched rose wood. The top and sides are finished in Adam brown.
The 7-tube superheterodyne chassis incorporates pentode output and variable mu tubes, continuous [stepless] tone and static control and on-off switch, illuminated dial, volume control. Full floating moving coil dynamic speaker is used. Never was there a greater radio value.
Prices subject to change. Any Federal or State taxes which may be levied must be added to this price.
Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and west, prices slightly higher.
The Crosley Radio Corporation
Powel Crosley, Jr., President Home of "the Nation's Station" - WLW
You're There With A Crosley
Posted November 17, 2015