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3 posts
Dec 25, 2012
7:56 AM
I remember the businesses of Rankin Radio and TV and Rankin and Houser. What does anyone remember about the businesses? (e.g., location(s),owners,employees, products, etc.). I can be emailed at cathywells1025@gmail.com. Thank you!
51 posts
Dec 25, 2012
8:49 AM
For some reason, I want to say W. 3rd St. Not sure. You can check the city directories down at the main library. Down in the lower level. Section of the directories has an alphabetical listing of businesses.
4 posts
Dec 25, 2012
9:05 AM
Anymore information on the business?
52 posts
Dec 25, 2012
10:17 AM
The name of the place is ringing bells. I just can't recall for sure where I saw it. Wish I could help you more. Someone on here will see it and maybe know more then I do. The city directories is the best source I know of>
30 posts
Dec 26, 2012
10:25 AM
I remember Rankin & Houser electronics on Dryden Rd, all kinds of electronics parts ans supplies, of course I worked at Stotts Friedman Rankin had everything and if they didn't they would find it for you. Dee was very helpful and the business moved to E. River Rd I have no idea what they are doing now, I had heard mostly alarm systems Dee had a very pretty sister who worked in the store. They were top notch people !
1 post
Oct 16, 2014
12:31 PM
Rankin Radio & Tv
Yes, it was on W. Third St. Closed sometime late 80's...
The building still stands, it is now a bail bonds business.

Rankin & Houser was in Moraine, sold tv and antenns parts.
Gone for many years also.
Steve K
241 posts
Oct 17, 2014
1:38 PM
Rankin & Houser isn't gone, they're now in the alarm business, I talked to one of their guys yesterday. I got an email from Jerry Rankin last week (his dad, Marshall Rankin started the company with Al Houser).
312 posts
Oct 17, 2014
2:14 PM
Rankin sounds familiar to me as well. I think they put up the antenna tower and rotatable TV antenna my Dad had installed in the late 60s. With that rascal we could watch channels from Columbus, Cincy, Indy, and on ocassion Lexington, Huntington and other cities
joey m
260 posts
Oct 20, 2014
10:37 AM
I know Jerry haven't seen him in a while. He used to come in my restaurant years ago. Very nice man and Jerry had a sister who was "DROP DEAD GORGEOUS".
Steve K
242 posts
Oct 21, 2014
1:54 PM
joey m..... that throws me.... I worked with Jerry's brother and his Dad(Marshall Rankin), I spent lots of time at his Dad's house and was usually there around most of the holidays, but as far as I know there was just Jerry and his brother, Karl. If there was a sister, they managed to keep it a secret from me for at least 15 years .

Last Edited by Steve K on Oct 21, 2014 1:55 PM
joey m
262 posts
Oct 22, 2014
9:15 AM
Steve K It's been a long time ago but I just remember going into their shop when it was on Broadway and a girl waited on me and I was told it was the owners daughter. And when they moved to E. River Rd. that same girl worked there. Whether it was his sister or not I just know she was "DROP DEAD GORGEOUS". GREAT MEMORIES
Dave T
1 post
Jan 09, 2015
12:20 PM
My Dad, Julian Tangeman was a plumber back in the 40s and 50s and I remember him doing a plumbing job for Mr. Rankin and Mr. Houser. When the job was completed Mr. Houser gave Dad a special price on a large (for the time)screen TV. Dad always spoke well of Mr. Rankin and Mr. Houser.
joey m
300 posts
Jan 10, 2015
7:51 AM
Steve k Sorry about the confusion but I got the names confused. The person I was talking about was a Houser. His name was Dave Houser. He is the one who had the sister.
52 posts
Jan 18, 2015
9:38 AM
joey m>>> I knew Dave Houser and his brother Donnie, worked with Dave at Fazios on S. Dixie in Moraine early 70s.
joey m
306 posts
Jan 19, 2015
8:44 AM
Bill628 I'm sure you probably ate in my restaurant on Kettering Blvd. just south of Stroop Rd.and was Fazios just north of Stroop Rd.

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