Crosley Portable Radio, Model E10-307M, 1949-1950

Summary

Radios for the home were often showpieces--examples of the most current and fashionable design--but the focus of this radio is portability and durability. Battery operated, it is made of durable plastic, and a handle assists in carrying the set. The overall design is reminiscent of a lunchbox. In addition to radios, Crosley manufactured automobiles and household appliances.

Radios for the home were often showpieces--examples of the most current and fashionable design--but the focus of this radio is portability and durability. Battery operated, it is made of durable plastic, and a handle assists in carrying the set. The overall design is reminiscent of a lunchbox. In addition to radios, Crosley manufactured automobiles and household appliances.

Artifact

Portable radio

Date Made

1949-1950

Creators

Crosley Radio Corporation 

Avco Corporation 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cincinnati 

Creator Notes

Crosley Radio Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio, was a division of Avco Corporation.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.141.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Bakelite (TM)
Glass (Material)
Oilcloth
Metal

Color

Maroon

Dimensions

Height: 9 in

Width: 5.375 in

Length: 10.125 in

Inscriptions

front: CROSLEY underside: Model 10-307M Power Rating 117 Volts DC/AC 60 Cycles 15 Watts 9 Volts - A 90 Volts - B CR94 Pack This apparatus uses inventions of the United States patents licensed by Radio Corporation of America. Patent numbers supplied upon request. Crosley - division - Avco Manufacturing Corporation, Cincinnati 25, Ohio Tube layout: [diagram]

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