Monday, October 9, 2017


The Powel Crosley Jr. display features many accomplishments and products of Crosley Radio and Crosley Manufacturing.  Pictured is an 898 triode used in the 500 kW transmitter.  There were 20 in the transmitter, 12 in the RF power amplifier cabinets, and 8 in the modulators.

This steel ball was at the top of the WLW tower when it was 831 feet tall.

A display of early Crosley receivers.

A wind-up phonograph, microphone, and the actual record "Song of India" played on Powel Crosley Jr.'s first broadcast in 1922.

A 1935 Crosley receiver and a Reado printer.  The Reado was a early use of facsimile.  WLW transmitted facsimile after midnight and a facsimile newspaper would be waiting for you to read the next morning.

A display of Crosley television receivers.

The "Icyball" refrigeration system.  The "icyball" did not require electricity and was used around the world before electrification.

A Crosley "Shelvadoor" refrigerator with a built-in radio receiver.

Two models of the "Exervac" hair-growing machine.  It was on the market only a short time as Crosley was sued by the FTC as there was no proof that it worked.

The "Go Bi Bi" child's scooter built in the Crosley cabinet shop.  This product was sold to Taylor and became the Taylor Tot scooter.

A collection or more modern Crosley radio receivers.

Visit the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays to see more of the Powel Crosley Jr. display.

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