Radio: Spring & Portables

With vacation season scorching along, the hottest item in any radio salesroom this week is a natty, luggage-style, portable radio that runs on batteries, needs no wall plug or aerial outlet, can be toted squawking along in a car, a canoe, on a bicycle. With 200,000 of these already sold since their introduction last autumn by Philco, 28 manufacturers who now make them hope to sell some 500,000 more this season at prices ranging from $10 to $50.

If these expectations are fulfilled the radio manufacturing business may cackle the loudest, but much of the egg money will be collected by...

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