"Crosley" 1 valve radio, model 4B. Ornately carved cabinet which houses the whole unit. There is a checker cloth covering the speaker. There are 2 turning knobs on the front.
The first public radio broadcasts were made in the early 1920s, and a radio set was an expensive and uncommon item. The Crosley Radio Corporation was founded in 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and released its “Harko” crystal receiver in that same year. This model, the 4B, was released in 1924.
The Crosley Radio Corporation. Circa 1924. Radio [Crosley], 1970.283. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).