January 1956 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
few years ago, I posted an article about the restoration and
installation of my
Alliance Model U−100 Tenna−Rotor. I'm not sure of the exact vintage of my Model
U-100 Tenna−Rotor, but this full-page advertisement from a 1956 issue of Radio-Electronics
magazine presents the Alliance Tenn−Rotor Model U-98, so mine must be sometime after
that. From what I can tell based on the ad, the controller appears to be the same
or very similar. "Model U−98 - fully automatic - incorporates 32 distinct improvements
- eliminates all arcing and consequent picture distortion - points directly, positively,
instantly to target station - 'just set it and forget it!'" It seems they forgot
to make a couple other needed improvements. As I mentioned in my article, the ker-chunk,
ker-chunk of the solenoid stepping through the angle increments is a very strongly
nostalgic memory from the days of yore, back at 114 River Road, in Mayo, Maryland.
Alliance Tenna Rotor Ad
Alliance Tenna-Rotor beats the biggest drum!
30,000,000 TV Viewers week after week
You can't miss with the "leader" !
Seven years of continuous TV advertising pays off! Millions know about Alliance
... more users have Alliance Tenna-Rotor.
Millions of sales impressions in hundreds of TV markets week after week - year
after year - give you the solid backing that no other TV accessory has even approached!
The Alliance Manufacturing Company, Inc., Alliance, Ohio
Model U-98 - fully automatic - incorporates 32 distinct improvements - eliminates
all arcing and consequent picture distortion - points directly, positively, instantly
to target station - "just set it and forget it"! ... List Price, $39.95
Model T-12 - fingertip electrical operation. Rocker switch on top controls turning.
Has direction indicator dial. Compact and smartly styled. Highly accurate! ... List
Another Outstanding Profit-Maker!
Lift-A-Dor Garage Door Operator
Radio-controlled (from car dash) automatic garage door operator - opens, closes,
locks door, turns lights on and off. Factory-assembled for easy installation. Customers
gleam when you tell them the low price! Models from $69.95 up.
(TV Antenna Rotator)
Posted November 24, 2022