September 1942 Radio Retailing Today
of Contents]These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the Radio Retailing Today magazine.
All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
I love these old electronics company advertisements from the World War II era. It represented a time when minor
differences between citizens were put aside for the good of the country (yours and mine). Nationalism had not yet
been redefined by one-worlders to mean that you hated the rest of the world, but rather that you had pride in your
country of birth - or legally adopted new country - and were willing to sacrifice for the common good to preserve
your way of life. The U.S. and Great Britain were indisputably the leaders in technical invention amongst the Allied
powers. Germany and Japan led the Axis powers tech realm. That's not to say others didn't contribute and were not
vital to success.
Naval aviation represents to me the assimilation of all great technologies inclusive of ships, aircraft, electronics,
weaponry, communications, strategy, discipline, community living, isolation, navigation, and maintenance - all in
a limited space.
Seeing the "When seconds count..." opening to the ad reminds me of a saying oft repeated by advocates of firearms
for self protection: "When seconds count... the police are just minutes away."
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Raytheon Radio Tubes Ad
When seconds count... You Will Find Raytheons On The Job!
Communications between our Aircraft carriers and our pilots are extremely important ... seconds seem like hours
and in those few seconds commands are given that mean success or failure.
Raytheon tubes are on the job! ... and as usual doing their work in the same dependable way that Raytheons have
When you find an important job ... one that requires real tube stamina ... you will usually find Raytheons on the
Ask your Raytheon distributor.
Raytheon Production Corporation
Newton, Mass. • Los Angeles • New York • Chicago • Atlanta
Notice! If you have not obtained Raytheon's interchangeable Tube Chart, it is important to get one of these cards
at once from your Raytheon jobber. Speeds up radio repair service and simplifies your tube stock by elimination of
a large number of types.
Devoted to Research and the Manufacture of Tubes for the New Era of Electronics
Posted July 17, 2014