November 1944 Radio-Craft
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published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
"He no sooner gets alone with
a sweater girl than he's trying to pull the wool over her eyes." That's a really
old joke that only old guys like me remember. "Sweater Girl" was a term
used to describe... how to properly put it... um, you know, the Dolly Parton types...
those who have a good singing voice . While that is not the
purpose of a sweater girl overtly used in this article from a 1944 edition of
Radio-Craft, you can bet the authors intended the term as an eye-catcher.
I thought you might need to be apprised of the origin of the term to appreciate
the title. You're welcome. See also this
Union Radio and Electronic Tubes advertisement in the October 1944 issue of
Radio News magazine.
"Sweater Girls" Are Really in Demand at This Plant
"Sweater girls" are welcomed in at least
one branch of war industry. The lassie checking set operation in simulated stratosphere
temperatures of 65 degrees below zero finds her sweater very useful indeed. The
photograph was taken in the Inspection Department of the Bendix Radio plant at Baltimore,
and the radios are destined for our high-ceiling aircraft.
Posted August 23, 2022