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    The test bed for this radio manufacturers first commercially successful car radio was the company president's 1928 Studebaker President sedan. What radio company was it? Apparently the car had many electrical fires during the development process![:0]

    Terry

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    Motorola?

    Skip Lackie
    Washington DC
    Skip Lackie

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    • #3
      Crosley

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      • #4
        philco

        Evan Davis
        Prairie Bulletin
        Saskatchewan Chapter
        Prince Albert, Sk
        http://www.saskstudebaker.ca/Studebaker.html
        Evan Davis
        Prince Albert, Sk

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by dictator27

          The test bed for this radio manufacturers first commercially successful car radio was the company president's 1928 Studebaker President sedan. What radio company was it? Apparently the car had many electrical fires during the development process![:0]
          As Evan says, a Philco "Transitone"

          Craig

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by dictator27

            The test bed for this radio manufacturers first commercially successful car radio was the company president's 1928 Studebaker President sedan. What radio company was it? Apparently the car had many electrical fires during the development process![:0]

            Terry
            Atwater Kent

            Terry

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            • #7
              Galvin/Motorla


              http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/...car-radio.html

              JDP Maryland
              JDP Maryland

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              • #8
                I would have thought Philco, but now I'm convinced it was Motorola.
                Nuf said.
                Rog

                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                Long Island Studebaker Club
                '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                Smithtown,NY
                Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                • #9
                  Here's a Philco unit in a 1931 President.



                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    A Farnsworth radio ....

                    John


                    63R-2386 under restoration & modification
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                    John
                    63R-2386
                    Resto-Mod by Michael Myer

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                    • #11
                      I dunno but,

                      That pic of the Philco is waaaay cool!

                      Dean.

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                      • #12
                        Funny it should come up: earlier today I stumbled upon this site
                        http://buy-pioneer-receiver.blogspot...-speakers.html
                        It claims Galvin was first, and that Blaupunkt installed the first stereo in a car in 1932.
                        And that was a Studebaker, also.

                        Almost a decade earlier, the first amateurs to install a radio in a car were a couple of Grand Canyon rafting guides, the Goldwater brothers. One of them got pretty famous for taking Lowell Thomas on a radio broadcast adventure in the canyon. He was a big fan of Suburbans.

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                        • #13
                          Obviously the old grey matter ain't what it used to be!?![xx(] I was relying on my memory which was telling me Atwater Kent but information here says otherwise and my source is no longer available. D'oh![:I][B)]

                          Terry

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                          • #14
                            The radio in that 31 President appears to be placed as far to the right as possible in the dash out of the driver's easy reach. Is that the stock location or was placement at the owner's discretion?

                            Terry

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dictator27 View Post
                              The radio in that 31 President appears to be placed as far to the right as possible in the dash out of the driver's easy reach. Is that the stock location or was placement at the owner's discretion?
                              After watching that Wildflowers video again, I will guess far to the right is the stock location, going by where the radio is in that Four Seasons Roadster.

                              RQ also explained it here in Post #4: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...n-a-Studebaker

                              Craig
                              Last edited by 8E45E; 01-06-2017, 05:32 AM.

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