David Sarnoff Horn Loudspeaker: ca 1924
In 1924, David Sarnoff, President of RCA, commissioned a group of artisans in Czechoslovakia to construct a pair of horn speakers so beautiful and different that they would attract all buyers in this country. Upon the completion of the prototypes, they were sent to Mr. Sarnoff with a quotation of their cost in quantity. Unfortunately, despite their exceptional beauty and superb construction, they could not be reproduced because of the staggering cost. The speakers were eventually sold at auction and one of them, purchased by John Jenkins, is on display at the museum.