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June 1945 Radio-Craft[Table of Contents]
People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Radio-Craft was published from 1929 through 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Radio-Craft.
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 June 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 Hogarth episodes.
Watch Echophone's plans for new gadgets on the citizens' radiophone band"*
Hogarth Takes a Peek at the Future
Hogarth's peek into the future forecasts new heights of popularity for Echophone. There will be Echophone equipment for use on the citizens' radio communication 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 DC.
*Citizens' radio communications service band, 460-470 Mc., recently authorized by the F.C.C.
Echophone Radio Co., 540 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 11, Illinois
Posted January 27, 2015