Pup "Sky Terrier" early

Crosley Radio Corp.; Cincinnati (OH)

  • Year
  • 1925
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 36592

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 1
  • Valves / Tubes
  • WD12
  • Main principle
  • TRF with regeneration
  • Tuned circuits
  • 1 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Dry Batteries / 1.5 ; 22.5 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - For headphones or amp.
  • Material
  • Metal case, TUBES VISIBLE
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Pup "Sky Terrier" [early] - Crosley Radio Corp.;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel without push buttons, Mantel/Midget/Compact up to 14
  • Notes
  • One dial (primary tuning control knob).
    There is also a completely different late model, a midget superhet of 1932.

    The Crosley Pup was first advertised in September 1925. The image on the side of the Crosley Pup cardboard shipping box, and the operating instructions, say to use a WD-12 tube. All Crosley ads show the late version WD-12 that appeared in 1925 with a large bakelite base having long pins, and a glass envelope with straight sides and a round top. Those sold west of the Mississippi River were probably purchased with the equivalent Cunningham C-12 tube. Tipped WD-12 tubes were discontinued before the Crosley Pup was produced.

    Many collectors believe the Crosley Pup circuit is the same as the Crosley 50, but they are slightly different. The Pup has a 12 ohm rheostat while the Crosley 50 has a more universal 25 ohm rheostat. The Pup's 12 ohm rheostat doesn't have enough resistance to allow a 5 volt 1/4-amp 01A tube to operate within its lower operating range, but it is perfect for the older UV201 and UV-200 1-amp tubes and also the WD-12 1/4-amp, 1.1 volt tube that it was designed for.

  • Price in first year of sale
  • 8.75 $
  • External source of data
  • Ernst Erb
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • Radio Broadcast, Oct. 1925

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Das Bild ist das Maskottchen von Crosley: Pup (= junger Hund, Hundebaby) namens Bonzo, die Karikatur eines jungen Skye Terriers.
Das kam so: ein Kleingerät wurde Pup genannt. Preis $ 9,75 (1925). Crosleys Radiostation WLW brachte zur Werbung auch eine Girl group namens "the Crosley Skye Terriers" und dazu in der Ladenwerbung die Figur des Bonzo, geschaffen von dem Britischen Cartoonist George Studdy. Bonzo war zuvor schon in Europa populär. Es gab Bonzo-Bücher und Spielzeug, und Filmsternchen ließen sich mit Bonzo fotografieren. 1925 wanderte er dann über den Teich  und  wurde zu Crosleys Emblem.

Literaturhinweis: Rusty McClure, David Stern and Michael A.Banks: CROSLEY

Konrad Birkner † 12.08.2014, 19.Jun.09

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