everyone is into radio history, so items like this advertisement for
Spartan Radio's Model 60 Short-Wave Receiver (April 1932 QST)
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.
April 1932 QST
of Contents]These 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 (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
Spartan Model 60 Short-Wave Converter