August 1945 Radio-Craft
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Hogarth is a comic character invented by the Echophone Radio Company.
Their bespectacled Army grunt was one of the first technology nerd
types who always managed to appear with pretty girls. His caricature
evolved quickly over the two or three year run of the advertisements.
Most Echophone Radio ads I have seen either feature Hogarth and
his woman/women or Hogarth and a demanding sergeant. This full-page
advertisement appeared in the
1945 edition of Radio-Craft magazine.
Echophone radios can still be found on eBay for fairly low prices
- often less than the shipping cost.
Here are other
"The Ears of the World"
Hogarth Makes a Date
Hogarth's date with the future embraces new possibilities for
Echophone. There will be Echophone equipment for use on the citizens'
radio communications service band. It is certain to be low in price,
high in performance and completely dependable. The present EC-1
covers from 550 kc. to 30 Mc. on three bands ... electrical bandspread
on all bands ... self-contained speaker ... 115-125 volts AC or
*Citizens' radio communications service band, 460-470 Mc., recently
proposed by the F.C.C.
Echophone Radio Co., 540 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 11, Illinois
More Hogarth Episodes
Posted January 27, 2015