Globe Electronics

Rob SLW #3′s Collection of Globe/WRL Equipment

World Radio Laboratories, WRL, was a major supplier of amateur radio equipment from the 1950s through the 1970s. WRL was located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and run by Leo Meyerson (W0GFQ) and his family.

WRL manufactured some of its own products, notably under the Globe and Galaxy brand names

The Globe emblem first appeared on products made by World Radio Labs with the 1948 model Globe Champion transmitter.

In 1960, the Globe line was sold to Textron.

Globe/Textron and RME/Electrovoice merged in 1962, with the result named GC Electronics, a division of Textron.

Founder Leo Meyerson, W0GFQ, of Omaha, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. He was 100

Globe Electronics
Division of Textron Electronics, Inc.
22-30 S. 34th, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Globe Electronics
GC Electronics Company
Division of Textron Electronics, Inc.
Western Plant:
Los Angeles 18, California
Main Plant:
Rockford, Illinois

Globe Electronics
3415 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa