June 1949 Radio & TV News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
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Television News, published 1919 - 1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
The June 1949 issue of Radio & Television
News had four television-themed comics. Television at that time was a relatively new home
appliance, so there was a huge amount of interest in the technology. It hadn't really been all that
long since the public got used to hearing sound (i.e., 'talkies') in the movie theater, so the
mystique that surrounded television made it the subject of a lot of puns and jokes. 1949 was a mere four
years after the end of World War II, and the post-war economic boom was primed by a surplus of
left-over electronic components along with lots of available talent both in the areas of design and
assembly. There is a growing list of other comics at the bottom
of the page.
"And we'll just forget baseball 'til these chords are mastered!" (Page 102)
"I think this is a mighty underhanded way for you to save money for a new television
set!" (Page 113)
"Stanley ... put that television magnifier back immediately!" (Page 121)
Posted March 8, 2016
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: