1939 CROSLEY All

1939 CROSLEY All

CROSLEY — Cincinnati, Ohio — (1939–1942 et. seq.) — The Crosley was the third automobile built by Powel Crosley, Jr. His first was an inexpensive six-cylinder car prototype on a 114-inch wheelbase called the Marathon Six, which died aborning in 1909; his second was a cyclecar called the DeCross in 1913 which didn't survive much longer. When announcing his new car in 1939, Powel Crosley chose not to remember those two earlier efforts, though public relations releases did note his work during the pre-World War I period as assistant sales manager for the Parry, National and Inter-State automobile companies. In the period since, of course, Crosley had become a millionaire several times over. In 1922 he was the largest manufacturer of radios in the world; his subsequent Crosley “Shelvadoor” pioneered refrigerators with shelves mounted in the doors; by 1934 he owned the Cincinnati Redlegs baseball ...

 

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