That is generally what the advertisements in the newspapers and on radio said.
I remember my father only buying on new TV set, a portable. Well that is what they called them but even with the plastic case and handle it was heavy. All the others were used. Either from a TV store or one he got from a friends or co worker or some such.
Before WWII most American products were pretty well made. In fact it was not uncommon for them to last 20 years or more. Radios were well designed and had fancy wooden cabinets. Some were big console models with large speakers and fancy looking dials and even station presets. The smaller ones were well made. Even the cars were built well and there were a number of high end touring modes such as Packard, Cord, Deusenberg, LaSalle. Fords were know for there craftsmanship too.
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