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February 1947 Radio News[Table of Contents]
These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the Radio & Television News magazine. Here is a list of the Radio & Television News articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Unlike today when resources of all types seem to be endlessly available, during World War II countries needed to collect and recycle much in the way of metal, rubber, cloth, and other basic materials for re-purposing into products used in fighting the enemy. Media coverage of bottle, metal, and tire drives showed children pulling Radio Flyer wagons loaded to overflowing with such items gathered from trash piles and soliciting neighborhood residents for anything that could be spared. Raw materials were not the only type of items needed, however. "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without" was the slogan. Finished goods like electronic components - vacuum tubes, transmissions cable, transmitters and receivers, tuning capacitors, d'Arsonval meter movements, and other parts - were sorely needed by manufacturers both for building new equipment and for servicing damaged gear. After the war was won, the War Assets Administration made good on the government's promise to reward citizens for performing their patriotic duty. This four-page spread in a 1947 edition is an example of the effort to make surplus components available at low prices. Such programs are given a large part of the credit for America's post-war era of prosperity.
Putting Electronics to Work
with Government Owned Surplus
To help you incorporate the many advantages of electronics in your business, the War Assets Administration is making available its enormous inventory of tubes and equipment now.
Qualified distributors all over the country have been appointed by WAA to represent it. In every field where electronic application has proved its worth, these distributors maintain inventories and have the technical "know-how" to service your needs.
Get in touch with your nearest distributor and see how government-owned war surplus can help you - electronically. Or - if it is more convenient - write to
Office of Aircraft Disposal
War Assets Administration
425 Second St., N.W.
Washington 25, D. C.
Millions and millions of electronic tubes are at your disposal. Pictured are some of the types which are available to you.
"No Electronic Device is Better Than it's Tube"
Modern Communication and Production Depend on Electronics
Today - virtually all methods of high-speed communication use electronic tubes. In the industrial field, heating, welding and various methods of control are being done better and faster because of electronics. From big broadcasting stations to tiny hearing aids - from induction heating to voltage regulation - the science of electronics is playing a major role in industry.
Matching Stub and Antennae
these Authorized Distributors will serve you
Listed here are the names and locations of WAA apointed distributors. Not all of them will have complete stocks but it will pay you to consult them on your electronic problems.
Automatic Radio Mfg. Co., Inc.
120 Brookline Avenue Boston 15, Massachusetts
Communication Measurements Laboratory
120 Greenwich Street
New York 6, New York
Tobe Deutschmann Corporation
Electronic Corporation of America
353 West 18th Street
New York 19, New York
Emerson Radio & Phonograph Corporation
123 Duane Street
New York 7, New York
Essex Wire Corporation 1601 Wall Street
Ft. Wayne 6, Indiana
General Electric Company Building
267-1 River Road Schenectady 5, New York
Hammarlund Mfg. Company, Inc.
460 West 34th Street
New York 1, New York
Hoffman Radio Corporation
3741 South Hill Street
Los Angeles 7, California
Hytron Radio & Electronics Corporation
76 LaFayette Street
E. F. Johnson Company
206 Second Avenue S. W.
Newark Electric Co., Inc.
242 West 55th Street
New York 19, N. Y.
Majestic Radio & Television Corporation
125 West Ohio Street
Chicago 10, Illinois
Raytheon Manufacturing Company
60 East 42nd Street
New York 17, New York
Smith-Meeker Engineering Company
125 Barclay Street
New York 7, New York
Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.
Technical Apparatus Company
165 Washington Street
Boston 8, Massachusetts
Tung-Sol Lamp Works, Inc.
95 Eighth Avenue
Newark 4, New Jersey
American Condenser Co.
4410 Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago 11, Illinois
War Assets Administration
A United States Government Agency for the Disposal of Surplus Property
Posted February 9, 2016