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Electronics-Themed Comics
November 1960 Radio-Electronics Article

November 1960 Radio-Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Mercury vapor bulb - RF CafeWhat better way to finish out a week that to enjoy a few vintage electronics-themed comics? This quartet appeared in the November 1960 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine. The one on page 81 reminds me of where I worked as an electrician on a work-study program my senior year of high school (and for another year thereafter). The company was Bausum & Duckett Electric, in Edgewater, Maryland. Shortly after arriving there the conference room where the managers, engineers, and upper level electricians (none of which included yours truly) held meetings was renovated, and part of the new furniture was a huge table in the shape of a mercury vapor lamp - pretty darn clever IMHO. The comic on page 100 is my favorite from this batch; the look on the guy's face is priceless! Solar power was just becoming a big deal in the early 1960s, so there were a lot of comics built on that theme, as well as the immensely popular hi-fi system craze of the day.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p40), November 1960 Radio-Electronics

"That wouldn't do. Most of my listening is done after sunset. "
Page 40

Electronics-Themed Comics (p81), November 1960 Radio-Electronics

Arco Phonograph Corp.
Page 81

Electronics-Themed Comics (p100), November 1960 Radio-Electronics

"I was wrong. It is not sync buzz!"
Page 100

Electronics-Themed Comics (p134), November 1960 Radio-Electronics

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