CROSLEY GOLD 10-138 (1950) BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
CROSLEY GOLD 10-138 (1950) BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
VINTAGE RADIO TRANSFORMED INTO BLUETOOTH SPEAKER. CROSLEY 10-138 model from 1950. The most refined and elegant model produced by Crosley. Gold-colored finishes and grille. It shows signs of aging as shown in the photos, which tell and testify to the authenticity of the piece. Warm and enveloping sound. Dimensions: 32cm x 17cm, depth 17cm.
THE HISTORY OF THE OBJECT. Crosley Manufacturing Corp., founded by Powel Crosley Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, began selling low-cost "Harko" crystal receivers (according to page 51 of the "Radio Collector's Guide 1921-1932") at a price of 7 dollars in 1921. Another (web) publication places this date at 1922 and the price at $9.00 and also includes ads for audion receivers (at $16.00) for 1922. In early 1923, Crosley purchased another Cincinnati radio company, Precision Equipment Co., which had been incorporated in 1919 and sold regenerative receivers under the "Ace" brand under license from Armstrong. He integrated it in 1924. Once in possession of an Armstrong license, Crosley renamed the combined company to Crosley Radio Corp. in 1924 and purchased a large manufacturing plant which he equipped to produce 5,000 radios per day, including on-site production of many of the basic components and cases. Crosley borrowed high-volume, low-cost manufacturing concepts from the automotive industry, earning him the title "The Henry Ford of Radio." Crosley purchased two other radio companies, DeForest Radio Corp. Ltd. of Canada in 1924 and Amrad in 1925. With the acquisition of Amrad, Crosley obtained a Neutrodyne license, allowing Crosley to begin manufacturing more advanced receivers at a time when regenerative receivers were no longer cutting edge. In 1927, Crosley entered into a partnership with the DeForest Radio Co. of Jersey City, New Jersey, which was experiencing financial difficulties. Although it appeared that Crosley might have purchased DeForest, this did not happen, and it appears that Crosley used his association with DeForest, which controlled a large patent pool, only to obtain more favorable terms in purchasing a license to the patent pool. RCA patents. Notable Crosley models included the two-tube regenerative Model 51 priced at $18.50 in 1924 and the "Pup" in 1925, a one-tube regenerative set that sold for $9.75. In 1927, Crosley introduced a line of single-dial AC sets in metal boxes, similar to the successful Atwater Kent line of the time. Crosley's sales and profits peaked in 1928. Although Crosley had been successful in the 1920s with low-cost radios and high-volume manufacturing, in the early 1930s Philco replaced Crosley as the leader of low-cost products. Crosley remained an independent manufacturer until 1945, when it was purchased by Aviation Corp. (Avco). Crosley radio and TV products were produced by Avco until 1956. Crosley owned radio station WLW in Cincinnati (still active today on 700 kHz), which for a time was the loudest radio station in the United States, operating at 500,000 watts from 1934 to 1939. This station could be heard throughout much of the United States and even abroad. Many Crosley radios from the 1930s and 1940s have "WLW" explicitly marked on the dial (the only station specifically named on dials that otherwise show only a frequency scale). In Mason, Ohio, Crosley broadcast "W8XAL", broadcasting internationally on 6,060 and 9,590 kHz with 10 kW. Crosley produced a number of other products. In 1926, the company introduced its "Icyball" refrigerator, a kerosene-powered refrigerator that could be used in homes without electricity. This was the first in a long line of home appliances produced until 1956. Crosley also produced automobiles briefly in the late 1930s and again soon after World War II. Crosley specialized in very compact, fuel-efficient cars, which were not popular among Americans in the postwar period. During World War II, Crosley was a major manufacturer of the "proximity fuselage", a major weapons component used to great advantage by the Allies during the war.
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EXCITES, AMAZES, CONQUERS. The emotion of giving new life to a piece of history with the gestures of the last century. The new Bluetooth system starts simply by turning the original radio power knob and the volume is also adjustable from the knob.
STREAMING WITHOUT BORDERS. Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Google Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, Digital Radio and more. Free to listen to your favorite sound stream and manage everything directly from your connected device.
READY FOR ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME. You can pair your Amazon Echo or Google Home and thus add voice control and the Multi-Room function to Erwitt radios. Manage your smart home or ask to play your favorite song. Having an answer from a radio from the last century will leave everyone breathless.
THE SOUND THAT DISTINGUISHES YOU. A warm, vintage and enveloping sound, which differs from modern speakers. When we work on a radio we carry out a complete overhaul of the original speaker. This is because our goal is to have a unique audio that stands out for its character, timbre and intensity. We like the idea of reviving the original "voice" of each radio, raising it to the nth degree. Do you want to hear with your ears? Come and visit us at the Official Store or visit the "Listen" section of our Instagram profile . Want a video of a specific model? Contact us and we will send it to you.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Classic 220V power supply. Professional 5V switching with protection from shorts and overloads. Perfect original speaker and completely overhauled. 30W amplifier with carefully equalized DSP. Erwitt AptX 5.0 Bluetooth Receiver with Connection Name and customized parameters. Ignition by original knob and warm light operation LED.
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