November 1944 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.
"He no sooner gets alone with a sweater girl than he's trying to pull the wool over her eyes." That's a really old joke that only old guys remember. 'Sweater girl' was a term used to describe... how do I properly put it?... Dolly Parton types (you know, having a good singing voice ). Anyway, I thought you might need to be apprised of the origin of the term to appreciate the title of this article from a 1944 edition of Radio-Craft. You're welcome.
"Sweater girls" are welcomed in at least one branch of war industry. The lassie checking set operation in simulated stratosphere temperatures of 65 degrees below zero finds her sweater very useful indeed. The photograph was taken in the Inspection Department of the Bendix Radio plant at Baltimore, and the radios are destined for our high-ceiling aircraft.
Posted August 2014