Ellis Radio and Television
Cleffie L. Ellis was born in Warren County, N.C. and moved to the Washington area in the 1930s, where he attended the old Capital Institute of Radio and Technology.
In 1937 he established Ellis Radio, later Ellis Radio and Television, in the Cherrydale section of Arlington. The shop also carried large household appliances.
Customers would come to view the new medium of television as well as attend demonstrations of household products. Mr. Ellis operated his store until 1988. In 1960 he founded Arlington Electronic Wholesalers.
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