May 1932 QST
articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list
of the QST articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
everyone is into radio history, so items like this advertisement
for Spartan Radio's Model 60 Short-Wave Receiver (April 1932
will not invoke much or any interest. On the other hand,
there is a large contingent of hobbyists and professionals who enjoy
seeing these snapshots of the places from whence we have come technically.
Products like radios, kitchen appliances, automobiles, etc., were
constructed very robustly with metal, wood, and fabric. No cheap
plastic will be found anywhere, but maybe not for the reason you
think - plastic as we know it today had not entered the commercial
marketplace yet. In fact, many 'modern' plastic formulas and processes
were a closely held military secrets until the end of World War II.
Spartan Model 60 Short-Wave Converter Radio Advertisement