August 1945 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Here are four more comics from
magazines of the days of yore, in this case way back to 1945 (only 3 years before
I was born - yikes!). Evidently Radio−Craft readers would submit ideas
for funnies and then artist Frank Beaven would draw the comics. For some of them
you need to be a little familiar with situations of the era, but usually you can
discern what is going on anyway. An exception might be the first one here from
page 712, where you need to know that a special "cat's eye" or "magic eye" vacuum tube
was used in some radios to indicate how close you are tuned to the band center
for a station. I particularly like the one here with the radio
aerial stretched between the two teepees. It is rare to find a comic in a technical
or hobby magazine these days. I don't know why that is. Enjoy.
Electronics Themed Comics
"Hello, are you the new eye doctor? Come quick!"
The Vanishing American
"He calls it his wonder radio - he wonders if it will ever work!"
"Lady, there's nothing wrong with your radio.
You just have
to stop listening to those soap programs!"
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Posted March 2, 2022
(updated from original post on 11/8/2014)