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Talking Machine World, December 1928


Here is a list of Rhode Island Radio Stores as listed in the Rhode Island Radio Fans Handbook from 1925 plus my additions.

It is amazing how many radio stores there were in Rhode Island in 1925. Here is a list of 231 stores with 98 in Providence alone. The population in Rhode Island in 1925 was 680,000 1 people. With an avarage family size of 4.2 2 people in 1925, that come out to one store for every 701 people!

This statment, on August 2nd 1931, by Dr. Julius Klein, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, while predicting the possibility of a $6,000,000,000 radio industry rising out of the current depression tells it all. "Radio sets are most irregularly distributed, some states having but 5% or 6% of their homes so equipped, while Rhode Island has 57% and Connecticut almost 55%. Rhode Islanders loved Radio! 3

Radio Ownership as of April 1930




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Radio Broadcast, April 1928

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Chicago Tribune
May 24 1925


Ads
Name Street # Street City State Ad(s)
Norton C Spencer Main St Apponaug RI
Tatro Edward Main and Grove Arctic RI
MacDonald Electric Supply Co 1252 Main St Arctic RI Ad1, Ad2
Harpin Aime 251-253 Washington St Arctic RI
J B Archambaut Washington st Arctic RI
Gardner Pharmacy 1278 Elmwood Ave Auburn RI
Malsch Bros. 5 Fenner St Auburn RI Ad1
Talbot & Hopkins 53 Bradford St Bristol RI Ad1
Herman Kemph Jr 681 Hope Bristol RI
Bristol Radio Shop 487 Hope St Bristol RI
Thomas Walkker 374 Wood Bristol RI
J A Landry 456-462 Broad St Central Falls RI
F J Bedard 602 Broad St Central Falls RI
H T Himeon 342 Broad Street Central Falls RI Ad1
Healey Bros Dexter and Moore Central Falls RI
Central Cycle & Auto Supply 429 Dexter St Central Falls RI
Louis J Samson 2019 Smith St Centredale RI
Centredale Pharmacy 2020 Smith St Centredale RI
A Emil Stevens Post Rd Chepiwanoxet RI
R O Dunn West Shore Rd Conimicut RI
Salk's General Store West Shore Rd Conimicut RI
John Evans 1298 Cranston St Cranston RI
Stedman Battery Shop Main opp Town Hall East Greenwich RI
W J McClure 108 Main St East Greenwich RI
W R Sharpe Hardware Co 50 Main St East Greenwich RI
Earnshaw Drug Company Updike Building East Greenwich RI Ad1
East Providence Electric Shop 780 ( ) Broadway (Six Corners) East Providence RI
Philip Grubman 15 Taunton Ave East Providence RI
David Siperstein 280 Taunton Ave East Providence RI Ad1
Fredrick H Knapp 120 Warren Ave East Providence RI
Cabana & Breault Main St Harrisville RI
W E Gaucher Main St Harrisville RI
Henry Lloyd Buteau Main St Hope Valley RI
Myer Electric Co Spring St Hope Valley RI
Victory Hardware Co 1734 Cranston St Knightsville RI
Courtland McCombs King and Main Lafayette RI
C A Clough Warwick Ave Lakewood RI
Lincoln Park Auto Aupply Apponaug Ave Lincoln Park RI
Albert Zuelinder 50 Spring St Manville RI
Broadway Accessory Shop 31 A Broadway Newport RI Ad1
Radio Headquarters 40 Broadway Newport RI Ad1
Bostel's Garage 54 EastBowery Newport RI
W A Maher 13 Farewell Newport RI
Economy Radio Shop 5 FarewellSt Newport RI Ad1
L Clairmont Grinnell 50 FriendshipSt Newport RI
Burns & Dawley 186 MainSt Newport RI
Lloyd Manuel 29 MarlboroughSt Newport RI Ad1
Barney's Music Store Inc 140 Thames St Newport RI Ad1
J J Newbery Co 166 ThamesSt Newport RI
Plummer's Music Store 203 ThamesSt Newport RI
Peirson Radio Supply Company 379 ThamesSt Newport RI Ad1
Jones Motor Mart 24 WashingtonSq Newport RI
George H Chase 28 WashingtonSquare Newport RI Ad1
Salks General Store Oakland Beach Oakland Beach RI
J L Doyle Oakland Beacy Ave Oakland Beach RI
Olneyville Battery Service 142 PlainfieldSt Olneyville RI Ad1
W H Sawyer 1911 WestminsterSt Olneyville RI
B Kalunian & Co 1937 WestminsterSt Olneyville RI
N P Boutiette Main St Pascog RI Ad1
Koscelnik's Specialty Store Main St Pascog RI
Pawtuxet Pharmacy 2206 Broad St Pawtucet RI Ad1
Depot Hardware Co 154 Broad St Pawtucket RI
Najarian's 5 to 50 Cents Store 12 Broad St Pawtucket RI
S Colitz 9 Broad St Pawtucket RI
Pawtucket Electric Supply Co 134 BroadSt Pawtucket RI
F E Congdon 453 Broadway Pawtucket RI Ad1
Thomas F Flannery 598 Broadway Pawtucket RI
Horgan Bros 39 Broadway St Pawtucket RI
Maloney Bros 15 Dexter St Pawtucket RI
William T Mitchell 193 Dexter St Pawtucket RI
Motorcycle Supply Company 85 East Ave Pawtucket RI Ad1
Cut Price Auton & Radio Co 53 Exchange St Pawtucket RI
E and A Inc 23 High St Pawtucket RI Ad1
Universal Auto Supply Co 139 HighSt Pawtucket RI
E P Baker 14 Leather St Pawtucket RI
Lunden Jewelry Co 181 Main St Pawtucket RI
Pawtucket Jewelry Co 189 Main St Pawtucket RI
Gallagher & Mooney 217-219 Main St Pawtucket RI
William K Toole Co 230-232 Main St Pawtucket RI
Shartenburg's 250-260 Main St Pawtucket RI
M Steinerts & Sons Co 312 Main St Pawtucket RI
J W Travers 65 Main St Pawtucket RI
Burdon & Mason 130 MainSt Pawtucket RI
DeLancey Felch & Company 11 Meeting St Pawtucket RI Ad1
Marceau Bros 199-201 Mineral Spring Ave Pawtucket RI Ad1
Goffe & Son 17-19 North Main St Pawtucket RI
Fairlawn Radio & Hardware Supply Company 572 Smithgield Ave Pawtucket RI Ad1
Pawtucket Auto Supply 26-28 Summer St Pawtucket RI
C P Spencer 2177 Broad St Pawtuxet RI
Phenix Electric Co 748 Main St Phenix RI
Scannevin & Potter 22 Aborn St Providence RI
G E C Radio Co 28 Aborn St Providence RI
Richman Radio Supply Co 42 Arlington St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
G & U Buonaccors 271 Atwells Ave Providence RI
Sullivan Supply Co Broad & Gallatin Sts Providence RI
Franklin Auto Supply Co Broad and Franklin Providence RI
Specialty Auto Sales Co 1082 Broad St Providence RI
Taylor-Electric 1206 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
John L Strong 1481 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
Park Hardware Shop 1495 Broad St Providence RI
Jorden Motor Sales Inc 155 Broad St Providence RI
Providence Radio Co 19 Broad St Providence RI
Reliable Supply Co 19 Broad St Providence RI
Edward E Bidmead 2195 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
Battery Service Company 234 Broad St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3
Broad Street Auto Supply 279 Broad St Providence RI
B W Swenson 522 Broad St Providence RI
The Radio Shop 856 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
Irving D Paster Inc 95 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
Fuller Storage Battery Co 140 Broadway Providence RI Ad1
The Post & Lester Co 89 Broadway Providence RI
Gordon S Wood 514 - Caesar-Misch Bldg Providence RI
Mt Pleasant Hardware Co 1091-1094 Chalkstone Ave Providence RI
Ross Antenna Co 69 Charles St/ Bath St Providence RI
American Ball Company 115 Clifford St Providence RI Ad1
Armory Hardware Co 302 Cranston St Providence RI
Ray Manufacturing Co 215 Dean St Providence RI
Colwell Machine Co 159 Dexter St Providence RI
Boston Electric Company 123 Dorrance St Providence RI
Foster's Jewelers 69 Dorrance St Providence RI
Crittenden Radio Store 92 Dorrance St Providence RI
Marshall & Co 94 Dorrance St Providence RI Ad1
Narragansett Radio Corp 133-135
128
Dyer St
Empire St
Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3
C A Michaud 267 Eddy St Providence RI
E C Church Co 5 7 Eddy St Providence RI
Victor Tire Co 140 Elmwood Ave Providence RI
Auto Hardware Supply Co Inc 119 Empire St Providence RI
Little Rhody Radio Store 122 Empire St Providence RI Ad1
W A Huse & Son Inc 128 Empire St Providence RI Ad1
Empire Radio Co 23 Empire St Providence RI Ad1 , Schmatic
Providence Electric Co 87 Empire St Providence RI
McDowell Co 63 , 10-11 Empire St, rms Providence RI
A E Lindberg 63 , 14-15 Empire St, rms Providence RI
Dudley Hardware Co 49 Exchange Place Providence RI
Waite Auto Supply Co 64 Exchange Place Providence RI Ad1
G Morvillo & Sons 239 Federal St Providence RI Ad1
Benny's 79 Fountain St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Tee-Are-See Stores 122 Fountain St Providence RI
Universal Sales & Service Inc 134 Fountain St Providence RI
Times Square Auto Aupply Co Inc 31 Fountain St Providence RI
American Auto Supply Co 91-93 Fountain ST Providence RI
Standard Suto Supply Co 30 Franklin St Providence RI
Community Radio & Auto Supply Co 68 Hope St Providence RI
F E Domina 802-806 Hope St Providence RI Ad1
Cleartone Radio Supply Co 5 Laura St Providence RI Ad1
B & H Supply Co Inc 116 Mathewson St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3
Providence Hardware & Supply Co, Inc 76-78 Mathewson St Providence RI Ad1
Quality Radio Store 86
131
Mathewson St
Washington St
Providence RI Ad1
Richard G Davis 236-240 Meeting St Providence RI Ad1
Union Electric Supply Company 60 Pine St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, Ad4, Ad5, Ad6
B F & A W Hopkins 505 Plainfield St Providence RI
Posner Hardware & Supply Co 527-529 Prarie Ave Providence RI
Y D Auto Supply Station 160 Randall St Providence RI
George L Claflin Co 65 South Main St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3
Thurbers Ave Garage 158 Thurber Ave Providence RI
Lightning Battery Co Washingtom and Dean Streets Providence RI Ad1
Chain Hardware Co 142 Washington St Providence RI
City Hall Hardware Co 148 Washington St Providence RI
R I Electrical Equipment Co 45 Washington St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, Ad4
Liberty Radio Company 85 Washington St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, Ad4
The Shepard Rado Store 80 Washington St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Economy Auto Supply Co (Radio Dept) 26 West Exchange Providence RI
F W Woolworth Co 185 Westminster St Providence RI
S S Kresage Co 191-193 Westminster St Providence RI
W T Grant Co 317 Westminster St Providence RI
F & W Grand 5-10-25 Cent Stores Inc 346 Westminster St Providence RI
M Steinert & Sons 495-501 Westminster St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Colitz Hardware Store 735 Westminster St Providence RI
Tilden-Thurber 292 Westminster St Providence RI Ad1
C H Robinson Inc 736-738-742 Westminster St/ Summer St Providence RI Ad1
Tilley Radio Company 187 /311 Westminster St/ Woolworth Building Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, QSL4
Callender McAuslan & Troup Co Westminster, Union and Fulton Sts Providence RI Ad1
The Outlet Co 148-178 Weybosset St Providence RI Ad1
Quinn & Co 179-181 Weybosset St Providence RI Ad1
A T Scattergood Co 210 Weybosset St Providence RI
Flint-Adaskin Furniture Co 243 Weybosset St Providence RI Ad1
Charles S Bush Co 244-246 Weybosset St Providence RI
Blanding & Blanding 58 Weybosset St Providence RI Ad1
Duffy Hardware Co 78 Weybosset St Providence RI
Kern Music Co 84 Weybosset St Providence RI
T F & T J Hayden 92 Weybosset St Providence RI
Bell A & Son Inc 201 Wickenden Providence RI
F W Hennessy 172 Wickenden St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Blanchard Radio & Electric Company rm208 197 Westminster (Woolworth Bldg) Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, Ad4, Ad5, Ad6, Ad7, Ad8,
F H Raymond 277 Bullocks Point Ave Riverside RI
Tyler's Filling Station 461 Bullocks Point Ave Riverside RI
Pomham Drug Company Riverside RI Ad1
Thornton Hardware Store 1375 Plainfield Thornton RI
Levi Lbbotson Main near Stone Bridge Tiverton RI
Grinnell's Garage Main Rd near Stone Bridge Tiverton RI
E George Kent 318 High St Valley Falls RI
L W Tucker Co Depot Square Wakefield RI
The Electric Shop 82-84 Main St Wakefield RI
A James Wright 94 Main St Wakefield RI
O P Kenyon Inc Main St Wakefield RI
A J Heon & Son 359 Main St Warren RI Ad1
The Radio Shop 459 Main St Warren RI Ad1
Brownie Radiophone Co 415 South Water St Warren RI
Alexander Cook Main St Washington RI
Franklin's Garage Main St Washington RI
Service Auto Supply Main St Washington RI
West Barrington Repair Shop Bay Spring Ave West Barrington RI
Andrew Jansson Washington Rd West Barrington RI
M Steinhert & Sons 41 Broad St Westerly RI
C W Willard Hardware Co 38-40 High St Westerly RI
G E Sanders 199 Main St Westerly RI
Coleman's Electric Shop 26 Main St Westerly RI
Samuel Girven & Co 86-88 Main St Westerly RI
Auto Electric Supply 6 Mechanic St Westerly RI
A W Burnham 45 West Broad St Westerly RI
Whitall Radio Co 43 Main St Westerly RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, Ad4, Ad5,
Ad6, Ad7, Ad8, Ad9, Ad10
Modern Radio Shop 191 Broadway Providence RI Ad1
The Electric Shop 36 Brown ST Wickford RI
C B Byrnes West Main Rd Wickford RI
Parent's Tire & Auto Supply 143 Court Sq Woonsocket RI
J E Grenon & Company 85 Front St Woonsocket RI Ad1
S S Kresage Co 130-132 Main St Woonsocket RI
Fellman Radio & Supply Company 276 Main St Woonsocket RI Ad1
La Roe's Music Store 283 Main St Woonsocket RI
Woonsocket Phonograph Co Inc 321 Main St Woonsocket RI Ad1
Rhode Island Electric Supply Company 99 Main St Woonsocket RI Ad1
Derosier's Tire and Battery Service 77 North Main St Woonsocket RI Ad1
Cole's Radio 503 Social Corner Woonsocket RI Ad1
Battery Service Company 647 Social St Woonsocket RI
Star Electric Co 14-16 South Main St Woonsocket RI
E B Hunt Radio & Auto Supply Co 247 South Main St Woonsocket RI
McCarthy's 193 Main St Woonsocket RI Ad1
Meiklejohn 297 Weybosset Street Providence RI Ad1
Frank B Perry & Sons 15 Westminster St
Hospital Trust Building
Providence RI Ad1
F D Pitts Co, Inc. 187 Westminster St
Woolworth Building
Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3, QSL4
Radio Tube Service Co. Room 306 Arcadia Ballroom Bldg. Providence RI Ad1
Radio Island Radio School 511 Westminster Street Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Albert G Benson 146 Westminster Street Providence RI Ad1
Frank Alford 91 Laurel Hill Ave Providence RI Ad1
Battery Service Company of Providence 236 Broad St Providence RI Ad1
Dorrance Radio Company 92 Dorrance St Providence RI Ad1
Elmwood Radio Company 152 Elmwood Ave Providence RI Ad1
Fosters 69 Dorrance St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
John R Maloney 68 Hope St Providence RI Ad1
Old Victor Auto & Radio Supply Company 282 Knight St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2, Ad3
Providence Distributing Company Inc 625 Westminster St Providence RI Ad1
Randall Square Radio Company 154 1/2 Charles St Providence RI Ad1
W D Radio Company 25 Fountain St rm4 Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
Hofman Battery Company 144-146 Broadway Providence RI Ad1,Ad2
Mayer Electric Company Spring Street Hope Valley RI Ad1
A E & A C Tefft East Ferry Jamestown RI Ad1
Carr & Manuel 40 Broadway Pawtucket RI Ad1
City Electric Company 80 Mathewson St Providence RI Ad1, Ad2
C & D Radio Sales Co 272 Atwells Avenue Providence RI
Peterson Co 7 Beverly St Providence RI
Philharmonic Radio Co 65 Broad St Providence RI
Durfee's Radio Shop 1207 Broad St Providence RI
Sweet Radio & Electrical Store 186 Broad St Providence RI
Seamans & Feldman Co Inc 510 Broad St Providence RI
Jutras Bros Inc Auto and Radio Supplies 110 Broad St Providence RI
Harry L Richman 74 Burnside St Providence RI
Rice Radio Service 77 Carpenter St Providence RI
Franklin Radio & Electric Co 523 Elmwood Ave Providence RI
Joseph H Cohen 92 Lexington Ave Providence RI
Alfred L Lepore 736 Manton Ave Providence RI
Atlantic Utilities Co 45 Mathewson St Providence RI
Home Utilities Co 86 Mathewson St Providence RI
Sheldon Company 131 Washington St Providence RI
Hope Radio Co 56 Washington St Providence RI
The Phonoradio Co 633 Westminster St Providence RI
Weybosset Radio Co 261 Weybosset St Providence RI
R I Radio & Electric Co 60 Weybosset St Providence RI
United Music Co 233 Weybosset St Providence RI
William S Hull 52 Atlantic Ave Providence RI
Hub Radio Stores 161 Washington St Providence RI
Crittenden Radio 90 Dorrance St Providence RI
Seamans & Feldman Co 212 Union St Providence RI
Novelty Products Company 74 Clifford St Providence RI Ad1
Domina's Garage 802 to 806 Hope St Providence RI Ad1
Giant Storage Battery Company 9 to 11 Franklin St Providence RI Ad1



1 Rhode Island, Population (1925)

2 An Introduction To Social Biology, By Alan Dale

3 Thirty million houses in U. S., twenty million Ford cars produced - How many radio receivers?

4 QSL courtesy of Art Donahue, W1AWX