I'm guessing most RF Cafe visitors who are more than 50 years old are familiar with, and even have seen, the Sams Photofacts packages of documentation for consumer electronics appliances that include televisions, radios, phonographs, clock-radios, tape recorders/player, amplifiers, etc. Most electronics service shops couldn't have existed with them since many manufacturers did not distribute technical and service data to anyone who was not a certified, sanctioned dealer. Howard Sams, the company's founder, did the equivalent for electronics of what Chilton did for cars and trucks. They basically reverse engineered models bought off a showroom floor and documented them to where almost anyone with a familiarity with the technology could successfully troubleshoot, repair, and align the system. This particular full-page advertisement from a 1958 issue of Radio & TV News magazine features the man himself, Howard W. Sams, so now you'll recognize him if you pass him on the street.
Howard W. Sams & Co. Ad
Free! from Howard W. Sams ...
these valuable all-steel file cabinets with your purchase of
Photofact the world's finest TV-Radio Service Data
Now - For Photofact Subscribers! You can get these File Cabinets Absolutely Free from Howard W. Sams if you are a regular subscriber to Photofact and buy each Set as issued monthly ...
Now - for Photofact Library Purchasers! You can get Free File Cabinets as you complete your Photofact Library. What's more, you can own the Photofact Library the New Easy-Buy Way: There's no interest. There's no carrying charge. And Howard W. Sams will give you Absolutely Free all the steel file cabinets you'll need for your Library.
Take advantage of this money-saving opportunity. See your Sams Distributor today, or write to Howard W. Sams for full details ...
Free file cabinets
New easy-buy plan
Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc.
2203 E. 46th St., Indianapolis 5, Indiana
__ Send me full details on your Free File cabinet offer and Easy-Buy Plan.
__ I'm a Service Technician: __ full time; __ part time
My Distributor is: ________________________________
Shop Name: ____________________________________
City __________________ Zone _______ State ____________________
Posted January 20, 2020