October 1945 Radio-Craft
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Radio-Craft magazine's "Radio
Term Illustrated" feature of electronics-themed comics was very popular. Famous
artist Frank Beaven, who created illustrations for numerous publications at the
time, took ideas submitted by readers and turned them into clever word (or phrase)
pictures. You will need to consider some of them from the viewpoint of someone in
the 1945 era in which they were made. I don't know if women Navy personnel are referred
to as WAVES (Women Accepted for
Volunteer Emergency Service ) anymore - probably not. Arcing from motor armature
brushes was a common cause of radio interference in the days of AM broadcasting,
hence "brush discharge." Enjoy!
Electronics Themed Comics
Radio Term Illustrated
Suggested by: F/o Melville R. Pyne,
Charlottetown, P. E. I. Canada
"Thermocouple" (Page 34)
Radio Term Illustrated (Page 51)
Suggested by: F/o
Melville R. Pine, Charlottetown, P. E. I., Canada
Radio Term Illustrated (Page 54)
Suggested by: Ted
Berthiaume, Worcester, Mass.
Technical Term Illustrated (Page 61)
E. T. Jones, Camden. N. J.
Posted August 20, 2021
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines: