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August 1945 Radio-Craft

August 1945 Radio-Craft

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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

Cat's eye on radio watering (August 1945 Radio Craft) - RF Cafe

"Hello, are you the new eye doctor? Come quick!"
(Page 712)


Americna Indian radio operator (August 1945 Radio Craft) - RF Cafe

The Vanishing American
(Page 744)


Trouble with radio (August 1945 Radio Craft) - RF Cafe

"He calls it his wonder radio - he wonders if it will ever work!"
(Page 738)


Soap suds coming out of radio (August 1945 Radio Craft) - RF Cafe

"Lady, there's nothing wrong with your radio.
You just have to stop listening to those soap programs!"
(Page 745 )



Posted March 2, 2022
(updated from original post on 11/8/2014)

These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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