Leading Up to WW2

Room 203

Our 1930s gallery includes many impressive art-deco style radios. It showcases a 1939 Crosley “Reado,” a rare radio fax machine that delivers a printed newspaper to the home via radio broadcast. Visitors can also see and hear “The Philco Mystery Control,” the world’s first radio with a wireless remote control to change stations from your easy chair, plus a grandfather clock style radio, a console radio/phonograph with a record cutter that makes home recordings, a 1935 auto radio, a coin-operated hotel radio, and a 1935 radio with a built-in bar to celebrate the end of Prohibition. Visitors can listen to audio clips from programs of the era.