February 1932 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Commercially available radio
receivers for the home had only been around for a couple decades when this advertisement
from Crosley appeared in a 1932 issue of Radio-Craft magazine. I keep looking
in old electronics magazines for an ad featuring my
1941 Crosley model 03CB console radio, but thus far with no luck.
There is a chance, although I have not seen any direct evidence of it, that the
03CB chassis was sold as a special upgrade to the less ornate
What makes it 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.
Crosley Radio Ad
Crosley offers the Greatest Values in
Radio at lowest possible prices.
Superlative performance at the lowest possible price! This requirement is uppermost
in the minds of those who today are contemplating the purchase of radio receivers.
And so in accordance with the Crosley policy of providing what the public will buy,
Crosley has set about to meet this demand.
The low Crosley prices attract prospects to your store.
In doing so, Crosley engineers and technicians have left nothing undone to give
you, the radio dealer, and in turn, your customers, the greatest and most sensational
values that have ever been offered in the radio industry. Consequently, Crosley
radio receivers are in demand today. And they are priced so that the radio dealer
can operate at a profit - Today.
Today's "buyers' market" has put its stamp of approval on the amazing Crosley
models. It has professed its satisfaction in terms of greater sales. So perfectly
does Crosley reflect the needs, requirements and taste of the radio-buying public
that no dealer can afford not to handle Crosley.
The Crosley Radio Corporation Powel Crosley, Jr., President
Home of "the Nation's Station" - WLW
You're There With a Crosley
Posted October 22, 2021
(updated from original post on 4/17/2015)