June 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.
Most aviation enthusiasts upon hearing the
Pan American "Clipper" thinks of the large four-engined amphibious airliner.
There were other models of the Clipper, however, including the
Douglas DC−4, the
Constellation, and the
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
The latter (Boeing 377) appear to be the early concept model depicted in this 1945
Raytheon vacuum tubes promotion in Radio−Craft magazine. Raytheon was a major supplier
of electronic components, equipment, and systems for the military and government
throughout World War II. Manufacturers came to trust and rely on the big-name
companies for high quality and dependable components. By the time this advertisement
appeared, Germany had recently signed an unconditional surrender, and Japan was
only a few months away from total defeat. Sadly, many of the familiar names from
the era have either been acquired by foreign firms (and usually renamed) or have
gone out of business due to poor management decisions (usually from failing to keep
up with changing times).
Raytheon Tubes Ad
Raytheon Tubes Chosen for Pan American's
Feast your eyes on this mighty, 100-passenger airliner! When peace comes, a giant
fleet of its sister ships will girdle the globe for Pan American World Airways.
And in each of them will be the best electronic devices to come out of the war,
equipped with famous Raytheon high-fidelity tubes!
Raytheon tubes have been used for years by Pan American, and it is because of
their proven performance, fine reception and complete dependability that they were
selected to play such a vital role in this great company's future operations. The
assignment is but one of hundreds of postwar applications for which Raytheon tubes
have been specified by America's radio and electronic industries.
When tubes are more readily available for civilian use, Raytheon will offer radio
service dealers the finest tubes in its history ... tubes combining long prewar
experience with out-standing wartime development. And that's not all. They'll be
backed by a Raytheon merchandising program that will be the most beneficial ever
offered you. Keep your eye on Raytheon ... for greater postwar profits!
Increased turnover and profits ... easier stock control ... better tubes at lower
inventory cost ... these are benefits which you may enjoy as a result of the Raytheon
standardized tube program, which is part of our continued planning for the future.
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