How Powel Crosley, Jr. Got His Start -13
- By Michael A. Banks
1919 Sears catalog advertisement for Model T Fords:
"Litl Sho-Fur - a well made efficient safety steering attachment which instantly straightens up front wheels when they are deflected. These two leaves do the work. Attach to tie rod and front axle as illustrated. Instructions for attaching. Shipping weight, about 2 1/2 pounds. Price - $1.35"
The American Automobile Accessories Company eventually expanded into phonographs and other non-automotive products. Then came radio, which set Powel Crosl;ey, Jr. on the path to fame and even greater fortune.
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