Westinghouse Columaire Deluxe WR-15
radio (designed by Raymond Loewy, 1893-1986, the "father of
modern design") has AM broadcast band only.
It is 62"
tall and 15" wide.
During the 1930s,
several radio manufacturers (Philco, RCA, GE, Crosley) made grandfather
I like the Westinghouse
designs the best -- probably because they have a deco style (rather
than a traditional grandfather clock look).
grandfather clock radios came in several variations:
- Most had
a clock, but some did not have a clock (I think the models without
a clock were referred to as "Jr.").
- Some (like
the WR-8) had an optional wired remove control (with a very thick
- Even a columette
(model WR-10A) table top version.
Below is a photo of the
more popular 1931 Westinghouse WR-8 clock radio and the Columette
WR10-A table model.
The speaker is mounted
on the top of the radio below the mesh panel.
In the vintage
ad below, the main image shows a woman tuning the Columaire Deluxe
WR-15. The two smaller images show a Columette WR-10A table radio
and a Columaire Junior WR-12 without a clock.