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Electronics-Themed Comics: Radio Term Illustrated
May 1947 Radio-Craft

May 1947 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.

Many topics of the electronics-themed comics which appeared in Radio-Craft were suggested by the magazine's readers. Staff artist like Frank Beaven turned those suggestion into cartoons. For a while there was a special feature called "Radio Term Illustrated" where, as the name suggests, terms like "Signal Generator" and "High Potential" are rendered in farcical form. These four comics, two of each type, appeared in a May 1947 issue of Radio-Craft. I have to admit that even with my familiarity with vintage electronics memes I do not get the Television "Organ" comic (yes, I understand the organ grinder, but not how it applies to TV).

Electronics-Themed Comics

There must be a fire in the television studio - RF Cafe

Suggested by Grego Banshuck, New York City

"There must be a fire in the television studio."

May 1947, Page 38

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Radio Term Illustrated: Signal Generator

Suggested by: W. H. Althouse, Bainbridge, Ohio

May 1947, Page 52

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Radio Term Illustrated: Television "Organ"

Suggested by Grego Banshuck, New York City

May 1947, Page 91

I want 100,000 radios to give away on our radio show - RF Cafe

Suggested by Grego Banshuck, New York City

"I want 100,000 radios to give away on our radio show - If you can build them for 50c each. "

May 1947, Page 95


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

Posted June 19, 2020

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