June 1931 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
was a year and a half into the Great Depression,
which began with the Wall Street crash of October 1929. It followed on the heels of the very prosperous decade known as
the "Roaring Twenties," when significant, rapid
advances in technology had taken place in electronics, medicine, physics, chemistry, and other fields. A huge number of
radios were sold to the military, businesses, and private consumers both before stock market crash and after. A quick look
at my list of Radio Service Data Sheets from the era show
that to be so. In fact, it wasn't until World War II that production of new radio sets began to decrease, as all available
resources were applied to winning the war rather than creature comforts. Back to 1931, though. Even with a severe downturn
in the economy and unemployment skyrocketing, a few industries continued to provide relatively decent opportunities for
skilled workers; electronics servicing was one of them. Although pay levels were not as good as before the Crash, at least
there was work available to electronics technicians who were able to keep equipment functioning. This ad is typical of many
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