January 1951 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.
The January 1951 issue
of Radio-Electronics magazine had a big collection of electronics-themed
comics - five of them. All of them are pretty good, and you don't need to
have been there during the early TV era to appreciate the humor. The comic from
page 127 is a good first step in troubleshooting for today, and is usually at
the top of the problem solving section of consumer gear throughout the
electronic age. The page 126 comic is an oft-used gag for garage-related
funnies. Although not directly related, it reminds me of how early wireless
garage door openers had their antennas stretched underneath of the car, as
mentioned in other articles, including "The
New Radio Garage Door Opener."
"...'n press this for close-ups."
"Remember that old pop-up toaster you were going to throw
"Suggested by Angelo Munari, Marseilles, Ill."
"No sound? No picture? Well - is your set plugged in?"
"No, bring the antenna further back on the roof. A little
further. More. Hello? Hello?"
Posted January 22, 2021