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The Same Man Rescued the Cincinnati Reds and Invented This Jukebox

Posted by Watson's on Jun 27, 2019, 5:01:12 PM

Crosley jukebox

When the Cincinnati Reds declared bankruptcy, one man came to the rescue.

Cincinnati native Powel Crosley acquired the team, ensuring they would remain an integral part of Cincinnati’s culture.

In 1930 he went on to build Crosley Field, which triumphed until 1970 as the famous Cincinnati Reds’ playing field.

Watson’s, which was founded in Cincinnati in 1968, is proud to celebrate the Cincinnatian’s history by honoring another one of Crosley’s famous contributions — a jukebox.

In 1920, Crosley founded the company that pioneered radio broad- casting and mass market manufacturing around the world.

Dismayed with the $130 price tag for the radio receiver he promised to buy for his son’s birthday, Crosley decided to make his own.

Upon successfully building a working set for only $35, Crosley was quick to spot the mass market potential.

It was a simple idea — design a fully functioning radio, meticulously craft each unit with obsessive detail and precise accuracy, and of course add a measure of consideration for the wallet.

Today the Crosley name lives on with superbly detailed replicas that truly transcend time.

Reintroductions of original vintage radios and turntables feature the newest technologies graced by unforgettable Crosley stylings.

The Crosley Collection includes AM/FM radios, multi- functional audio cassette/compact disc players, portable suitcase-styled record players and turntables, jukeboxes, music boxes, telephones and more.

Rich lines, retro designs and authentic crafting have made Crosley today’s premier vintage radio manufacturer. True to the Crosley tradition, these replicas are as fabulous as they are functional, providing a delightful dose of nostalgia.

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