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Vintage Magazine Ads from Duke University's Ad*Access Website

RF Cafe - Duke University's Ad*Access websiteHere are a few examples of a very extensive collection of advertisements for radios and other consumer electronics from magazines back in middle of the last century. Duke University has managed to amass a huge number of magazine ads on their website in a feature called "Ad*Access." There are thousands of high quality scans of magazine ads on topics like beauty and hygiene radios, radio parts, and radio programs, miscellaneous electronic products, such as hearing aids, telephones, etc. See television advertisements, transportation from the first half of the twentieth century (airlines, rental cars, buses, trains and ships), aircraft, trains, ships and busses. Many ads from the WWII era are also available. You could spend hours perusing all the material there.

Here are a few examples of magazine advertisements that would be of particular interest to RF Cafe visitors. Be sure to go to Duke University's Ad*Access site for more. These images would be good for inclusion in presentations and reports as interest getters.

Westinghouse magazine ad from 1948 - RF Cafe
1948
Westinghouse
Magazine Ad
de Forest Audion Advertisement from Duke University - RF Cafe
1929
de Forest Audions
Magazine Ad
   
RF Cafe - Philco television ad from 1947
1947
Philco Televisions
Magazine Ad
1943 Electrified American Industry ad - RF Cafe
1943
Electrified American Industry
Magazine Ad
 
   
Admiral Radio magazine ad from 1943 - RF Cafe
1943
Admiral Radio
Magazine Ad
RCA magazine ad from 1943 - RF Cafe
1943
RCA Radios
Magazine Ad
   
RF Cafe - 1943 Star in Service magazine ad
1943
Stars in Service
Magazine Ad
1945 Eimac magazine ad - RF Cafe
1945
Eimac
Magazine Ad

Here are a few magazine ads that I have scanned:

The RCA Graphechon Tube July 9, 1950 edition of the Saturday Evening Post

Evil Noisy Radios - May 29, 1948, edition of the Saturday Evening Post

Mt. Palomar Telescope Pyrex Mirror Blank - May 29, 1948, edition of the Saturday Evening Post

 

Related Pages:
- Radio & Electronics Restoration Projects
- Vintage Ads with Science / Technology Themes
- Vintage Magazine Ads from Duke University's Ad*Access Website
- Vintage Radio Control Systems

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