April 1948 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
According to this promotion in a
1948 issue of Radio News magazine, the Howard W. Sams company had
published more than 5,500 Photofact service data packs since beginning in 1938 -
that's averaging 550 per year. There would have been many more if not for the
cessation of domestic radio production during the war years from 1942 through
the middle of 1945. Once televisions were being cranked out in huge numbers in
the early 1950's, the number of data packets quickly grew into the tens of
thousands (including also phonographs, tape recorders, and other electronics
wonders for the home. In fact, by September of 1949 the magazine's title was
changed to Radio &
Television News in order to reflect the importance of servicing the
burgeoning TV industry.
Here are a few PhotoFact ads from vintage electronics magazine:
Sams PhotoFact 5/56,
Sams PhotoFact 4/48,
Sams PhotoFact May '48,
Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. Photofact Service Manuals
Howard W. Sams Wins "Oscar" for Aid to Radio
Photofact Publications Cited as Outstanding Effort in Behalf of Servicemen
"For Outstanding Efforts in Behalf of the Radio Service Industry" - reads the
citation of the first annual award bestowed on Howard W. Sams by the Federation
of Radio Servicemens' Associations of Pennsylvania. The "Oscar" was presented before
a group of over 600 persons, including many radio industry leaders, at a banquet
held on January 12, 1948, at Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. The surprise
ceremony was arranged as a demonstration of appreciation for the significant, practical
aid made available to Radio Servicemen in Photofact Publications, and for the efforts
of the Sams' organization in behalf of the Radio Service Industry. This spontaneous
demonstration marks a milestone in the Radio Service field. It is a healthy sign
of growing recognition of the Serviceman's importance to the Radio Industry.
The handsome plaque awarded to Howard W. Sams carries the inscription: "The Federation
of Radio Servicemen's Associations of Pennsylvania Award to Howard W. Sams in Recognition
of His Outstanding Efforts in Behalf of the Radio Service Industry, 1947." The award
is a tribute to the practical usefulness of Photofact Publications - the world's
finest radio service data - indispensable to the Radio Serviceman.
These Are the Award-Winning Service Aids that Earn More Money for You!
Own Photofact Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - world's most complete, accurate, practical
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profitable servicing - bound in easy-to-use volumes. Exclusive Standard Notation
Schematics; photo views keyed to complete replacement parts lists; exhaustive electrical
and mechanical analysis of every set covered. Brings you right up to January 1948!
Have the exclusive advantages that are now earning bigger profits for thousands
Vol. 1. All post-war models up to Jan. 1, 1947.
Vol. 2. Models from Jan. 1, 1947 to July1, 1947.
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Your Price, Each Volume, in Easy-to-Use Deluxe Binder ... $18.39
Radio Receiver Tube Placement Guide
Shows you exactly where to replace each tube in 5500 radio models, covering 1938
to 1947 receivers. Each tube layout is illustrated by a clear, accurate diagram.
Saves time - eliminates risky hit-and-miss methods. You'll use this handy pocket-sized
book every single day. 192 pages, completely indexed. Order several copies. Only
Dial Cord Stringing Guide
The book that shows you the one right way to string a dial cord. Here, for the
first time, in one handy pocket-sized book, are all available dial cord diagrams
covering over 2300 receivers, 1938 through 1946. Makes dial cord restringing jobs
quick and simple. A "must" for every service bench and tool kit.
Order your copies now. Only ... 75¢
1947 Automatic Record Changer Manual
Nothing like it! Complete, accurate data on over 40 post-war models. Exclusive
exploded views, photos from all angles. Gives full change cycle data, information
on adjustments, service hints and kinks, complete parts lists. Plus - for the first
time - complete data on leading wire, ribbon, tape and paper disc recorders! 400
pages; hard cover; opens flat. Order now! Only ... $4.95
Boost Your Earning Power
Mail This Order Form
to Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.
2924 E. Washington St., Indianapolis 6, Indiana.
My (check) (money order) for $ _______________ enclosed.
_ Send _____ Sams' Tube Placement Guide (s) at $1.25 per copy.
_ Send Photofact Volume 3 (including Sets Nos. 21 through 30) in DeLuxe Binder,
_ Send Volume 2.
_ Send Volume 1 ($18.39 each).
_ Send _____ Sams' 1947 Automatic Record Changer Manual (s) at $4.95 each.
_ Send _____ Sams' Dial Cord Stringing Guide (s) at $0.75 per copy.
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Posted July 4, 2022