NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME (Aug, 1931)

So, apparently in 1931, tuning a car radio was even more dangerous than texting is today. Also, Google Chrome, even with enhanced Google suggestion based spell checking, does not understand the word “texting“.

NEW RADIO SET WORKS IN YOUR CAR OR HOME

A radio set that can be carried about like a suit case is designed for the convenience of fans who do not want to miss favorite programs while motoring. Fitted with two connector cables, it can be plugged into a lighting socket in the home or to a socket wired to the batteries of a motor car. When used in an auto, the set is fixed in back of the front seat. No adjustments are necessary in changing it from car to house or vice versa. One plug adapts it to auto batteries and a second to house wiring. It has been used in motor boats as well as autos, and in summer camps wired for electricity. The set is inclosed in an aluminum case fourteen inches high, with a carrying strap.

3 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: March 5, 20133:44 pm

    So when did cars get built in radios anyway? Seems the built in harmoniums (http://en.wikipedia.org…) they used before just weren’t that handy.

  2. slim says: March 5, 20136:23 pm

    I wonder what they used for an antenna when it was in a car. I doubt whether a built in loop would work very well.

  3. Toronto says: March 5, 20138:44 pm

    My old Halicrafter had a loop for home use, a whip for some SW etc, and a cool “tubular” (probably ferrite core) for automotive use. It had suction cups and clips for side window use. There was also an “antenna mast” connection clip.

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