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Electronics-Themed Comics
February 1946 Radio News

February 1946 Radio News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

If the electronics-themed comic from page 35 of the February 1946 issue of Radio News magazine was drawn today, you might think the face-diapered mother-in-law was a Covid-19'er (although improperly worn). Then again, if that comic were published today, the magazine and the artist would be cancelled on social media for daring to poke fun at the lady. The page 48 comic reflected the love-hate relationship the public had with electronic repair shops in the era. Peruse through the plethora of comics as well as multiple stories in the vintage electronics industry magazines here on RF cafe and you will find many examples of the same theme. Shop owners routinely were accused of overcharging customers for labor and for needlessly replacing components (and for charging for new parts when used or repaired parts were installed). In truth, there was a lot of ripping-off of customers, but there was also a lot of customers refusing to pay for honest repairs.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comic (p35), February 1946 Radio News - RF Cafe

"The Radio man said it was the only way he knew to stop interference when we listen to a program!"
(Page 35)

Electronics-Themed Comic (p48), February 1946 Radio News - RF Cafe

"Place your left hand on the bible, your right in the air: Now tell me what was wrong with my radio?"
(Page 48)

Electronics-Themed Comic (p53), February 1946 Radio News - RF Cafe

"Defective Radar Beam! Didn't reflect!"
(Page 53)




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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