RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling
2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
Mail" when a new message arrived...
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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
You will be excused for not knowing that
Norelco, famous today
(or was it seemingly just yesterday?) for its line of electric shavers, coffee makers, and
cassette recorders, once was famous for its radio loudspeakers. Norelco also offered a line
of wooden speaker cabinets. This advertisement appeared in the April 1957 issue of Radio
and TV News magazine. "Sink me, the copy writer's a poet," to paraphrase Sir Percy Blakeney
from "The Scarlet Pimpernel."
Birds of a feather
And so will pigs
Rats and mice
will have their choice,
And so will I
My choice is Norelco,
Speakers, of course,
The reason I'm honored to tell;
Norelco Christmas Commercial (1971)
Few other speakers are
quite as true,
Or will please you
half as well.
Norelco* F.R.S. Speakers are available in 5", 8" or 12" sizes in standard impedances. Priced
from $6.75 to $59.98. Blueprints are available for the do-it-yourself enclosure builder. Norelco
Enclosures are available in three sizes, priced from. $33.75 to $119.95.
Add to ... and improve any sound system with Norelco®
*Full Response Speakers
Write today to Dept. G4 for brochures and prices of these unique speakers.
North American Philips Col, Inc.
100 E. 42nd St., New York 17, N.Y.
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