October 1947 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 Corporation of America (RCA) was
not the inventor of the telegram, but it did decide that the status quo
transmitting and delivery services available like the Marconigram were in need
of improvement. Accordingly, in 1929 the company initiated its RCA Radiogram, as
promoted in this 1947 issue of Radio-Craft magazine. A promotional
brochure printed by RCA in 1950 entitled, "What it is - What it does," contrails
a lot of detail about the radiogram, including many photos of the operational
offices. RCA Radiograms initially could be sent from ship to shore, shore to
shore, ship to ship, or shore to ship. No mention was made of being able to send
them to/from aircraft. At the time, the cost was 21¢ per word. As with most
things, authentic RCA Radiograms can be bought on eBay, so you can own a bit of
American history worthy of framing for only a few dollars.
RCA Radiograms Ad
RCA Communications' new world-wide automatic
tape relay radio system speeds Radiograms.
New wings for words around the world!
Radiograms "Via RCA" to and from overseas points now are processed by automatic
machines which speed your messages through such gateway cities as New York, London,
San Francisco and Manila, without delay.
This advanced technique in international radiotelegraphy is the result of wartime
research and development. It gives to private messages the same speed, accuracy
and dependability which were attained through its worldwide use by the U. S. Army
Communications Service during the war.
RCA Laboratories - one of the world's foremost centers of radio and electronic
research - is continually pioneering and advancing radio communications in service
to the Nation and the public.
When you buy an RCA Victor radio or television receiver, Victrola radio-phonograph,
or phonograph record, you are getting, thanks to RCA research and engineering, one
of the finest products of its kind science has achieved.
Radio Corporation of America, RCA Building, Radio City, New York 20. Listen to
the RCA Victor Show, Sundays, 2:00 P.M., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, over the
At RCA Communications, "Package Sets" contain an automatic sending and receiving
unit for a foreign gateway city. Messages, in tape form, received through these
machines, are ready for quick delivery or immediate transmission to any part of
Radio Corporation of America
"Victrola" T. M. Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.
Posted December 1, 2020