The Hallicrafters Company was founded by William Halligan in 1932. They manufactured, marketed, and sold radio equipment and were based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Prior to starting his own company, Mr. Halligan had been involved in radio parts sales for some years but decided that the time was right for a handcrafted amateur radio receiver - the company name being a combination of Halli(gan) and (hand)crafters.
In order to meet their financial obligations, Hallicrafters produced radios for other manufacturers until they were financially able to begin production of their own line of communications receivers, starting with the SX-9 'Super Skyrider', in late 1935.
By 1938, Hallicrafters was doing business in eighty-nine countries and manufactured the most popular sets in the USA. That year, the company began to produce radio transmitters.
This page lists all films that feature Hallicrafters radios.