Saturday, March 24, 2012

Simplex Radio for 1929-1930

The article above appeared in the March 24, 1929 issue of the Sandusky Register. The 1929-1930 model Simplex radio had a single dial. It was housed in a Louis XVI console, which had Oriental overlays and disappearing doors of burl walnut. I had five 227 tubes and two 245 power tubes. The chassis was constructed from steel and aluminum. Simplex was the predecessor to the Philco Radio Company. The Simplex Radio Company was located at the northeast corner of King and West Monroe in Sandusky, Ohio. Simplex began operations in Sandusky in 1924. In 1944, Philco bought out Simplex. Simplex and Philco provided jobs for hundreds of Sandusky men and women from 1924 through the early 1960s. To read more about Simplex and Philco, see the finding aid for the Philco Radio Company collection from the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, and this excellent online history of Simplex and Philco.

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