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May 1955 Popular Electronics

May 1955 Popular Electronics

May 1955 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

If you are familiar with Carl Kohler's illustrations from his numerous humorous (a rhyme!) electronics-themed stories in Popular Electronics magazine, then this comic from the May 1955 issue will be recognized as having come from his hand. The 1950s through maybe the early 1980s was a big time for do-it-yourself hobbyists of all sorts, including those who dabbled in electronics as Hams, household handymen, kit builders, etc. In many cases high quality products could be purchased more cheaply as kits, as evidenced by the popularity of Heathkit and similar companies. By the mid to late 1990s, super-cheap labor - verging on slavery - in the Far East was doing the majority of component production and product assembly, so eventually a inversion occurred where kits became more expensive than ready-to-use versions. This comic typifies the sad reality of many people's attempts at being a self-designated expert (or at least how his wife saw it).

Comics with an Electronics Theme

Comic with an Electronics Theme, May 1955 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

"How's about a cup of coffee and an aspirin sandwich?"
May 1955 Popular Electronics Comic (p110)

 

 

Posted August 16, 2019

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