- - - - There IS A Pooley brand
This morning I had a chance to take some pictures of an honest-to-goodness Pooley
radio. :Likely produced about 1929, in some ways it's not all that different from a great many console sets produced in the late 20's-early 30's: but the fact that it was sold with the "Pooley"
name on it sets it apart from the usual:
The Pooley radio sports a "Repwood"
grill area, not unlike some Stromberg Carlsons, General Electrics, and other sets of the same time period:
The chassis of the Pooley
Built by Gilfillan Bros.
The Screen Grid chassis sports P-P
output tubes and unusual tube shields that I've not seen before:
The audio from the P-P
outputs is coupled to the outside world by a large Magnavox "pedestal"
Radios with Pooley brand cabinets show up every once in a while - - - - usually with chassis by Atwater Kent
or other contemporary radio manufacturer. That Pooley
sold radios with their name on them is new information to me, perhaps to others as well.
It seems strange that a Midwestern furniture manufacturer chose to use chassis and speakers from Gilfillan Bros
. and Magnavox;
both locted on the west coast.
If anyone has further information on this series of sets I would be most interested. Any documentation, advertising, etc. concerning Pooley "brand"
radios would be very much appreciated.
(remember, ya gotta get the red