February 1939 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
Not long ago I posted a short
bit on the 1924
Montgomery Ward Radio Catalog I found on the WWW. It was the only version
of the actual catalog I could find. An advertisement for this 1939 edition of
the Montgomery Ward Radio Catalog appeared in a copy of Radio News
magazine. Like the earlier catalog, this one appeals to both professional servicemen
and amateur radio hobbyists - often one and the same. Mail order and brick and
mortar outlets like
Radio Shack (founded in 1921) and
Radio Electronics (where I used to buy stuff in the 1970s, founded in 1931)
had not come to most of America's towns yet, so electronics enthusiasts often
procured their parts from
Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, and specialty catalogs or from hardware
and drug stores that happened to stock components. Of course you could always
walk into the local electronics repair shop and order parts if you didn't mind
paying the mark−up. I remember this Bicentennial catalog from
1976 Lafayette Radio Electronics put out in the year I graduated from
Southern Senior High School.
Montgomery Ward Radio Catalog
Send for Wards 1939 Radio Catalog
Everything Sold on Time Payments!
64 Pages of the Finest Nationally Advertised Amateur Equipment, Sound Systems,
Servicemen's equipment, all at low prices that only Wards tremendous facilities
make possible - and everything offered on Wards liberal Time Payment Plan. Take
the first step toward saving money today - mail the coupon at once for Wards
1939 Radio Catalog.
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Posted March 17, 2021