Monday, September 10, 2007

Is it "Powel" or "Powell?"

There's always been a bit of confusion over the spelling Powel Crosley, Jr.'s first name (that goes for Powel Crosley, Sr.., III, IV, and V). Some people mistakenly assume that it's Powell (with two ells). I believe that's because we're accustomed to seeing the surname Powell.

I did a couple of searches with Google for "Powell" versus "Powel," and found that, since CROSLEY: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation came out, the incidence of Powell Crosley has gone way down.

Similar searches show that there's still lots of misinformation out there; hence, this blog.
(Powel had no middle name, by the way.)

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