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Electronics-Themed Comics
August 1944 Radio-Craft

August 1944 Radio-Craft

August 1944 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

It's time for little levity. These electronics-themed comics from a 1944 issue of Radio−Craft magazine have an electronics theme, so you can claim looking at them is work-related since you might use one for your next conference or project status presentation. Some of the concepts are utterly foreign to contemporary readers, like user-serviceable electronics apperati [sic] and radio sets that receive over-the-air signals with analog information modulated on the carrier. Radio was still somewhat of a novelty to much of the public, and "radio can do anything" memes were common in comics. I took the liberty of colorizing them. There is a list of many more similar comics at the bottom of the page in case you haven't seen them yet. Enjoy.

Electronics Themed Comics

you fixed this radio with six weeks ago - RF Cafe

"I'm trying to locate the bobby-pin you fixed this radio with six weeks ago."
(Page 684)

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The original Walkie-Talkie
(Page 694)

Every time a blonde goes by, it whistles - RF Cafe

"... and every time a blonde goes by, it whistles! See!!"
(Page 703)

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"Calling all dogs ... calling all dogs ... cat at the corner of Seventh and Oak ... Hurry!"
(Page 671)


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

 

 

Posted February 7, 2023
(updated from original post on 1/22/2015)

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