A.L. Coop Gets Radio 1922
Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 3/4/2006 at 15:00:43
Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
July 17, 1922
Radio on Farm
A.L. Coop, of near Perlee, one of the leading progressive farmers of Jefferson county, is thought to be the first of the rural residents of the county to equip his country home with a radio outfit. Mr. Coop has been interested in wireless for some time and last week concluded he would have something of the sort himself. He purchased a complete outfit from the Central Manufacturing company of this city and had it installed on Friday. Now he is listening in on many programs and is thoroly [sic] delighted that he is able to sit in his own home and hear all the wonderful things that he has already heard from various parts of the country.
This radio machine is better than any of the modern talking or music machines says this wide awake farmer, for you don't have to buy records, just catch them in the air. So enthusiastic is Mr. Coop over the matter that he is already interesting his neighbors in the wireless mysteries and it is thought before very long there will be several radio machines or outfits in the neighborhood.
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