News: Spencer History – Electronics


Surnames: Nail

Source: Spencer Centennial Book (1874 – 1974)

After spending four years in the U. S. Navy, Lorrin Nail returned to his home village to work in the television and radio business and help in his father's business, Spencer Home Oil and Supply. He repaired all types of sets and sold both new and used electronic equipment which he purchased in Milwaukee and hauled back to Spencer to build a business for himself. This began in 1955, and in 1960 a dream came true when Lorrin and Bettye, his wife, built an addition to their residence at 610 North LaSalle Street to use as a television sales and service building.

Thus Nail's Electronics began with a small stock of televisions, radios, and record players. Brand names sold prior to this were Sentinel, DuMont, and Munty, and, when the new business was started, the Zenith franchise was offered. Due to the performance record of Zenith, Lorrin took the franchise and has served the community with the same brand for thirteen years.

It takes a lot of equipment to capably service electronic equipment and Lorrin has continuously updated his repair shop and attends all service schools made available. Therefore he is able to continue to serve the people of Spencer and the surrounding area with home entertainment from Nail's Electronics, "The small town dealer with big city selection."



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