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Electronics-Themed Comics
October 1949, April & June 1951 Radio & Television News

Maybe if you're having a challenging week, these three electronics-themed comics from vintage Radio & Television News magazines (1949 and 1951) might ease the stress level a tad. The first one might seem like a stretch, but in fact when I was in the USAF back in the early 1980s I made two lamps using the big glass-encased thyratron tubes from our S-band airport surveillance radar sets as the central column. One of them broke, and the other I can't recall what happened to it; I might have given it to someone as a gift. I'm not sure what the horse racing comic is meant to depict, other than maybe nowadays you can watch your pick lose the horse race on the TV rather than needing to actually be at the track. The ham comic is almost punny ;-) I took the liberty of colorizing them. Enjoy.

Electronics-Themed Comics

October 1949 Radio & TV News
October 1949 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronic themed comic in October 1949 Radio & TV News - RF Cafe

"How do you like the cute shades I made for your funny lamps?" (Page 169)

 

April 1951 Radio & Television News
April 1951 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronic themed comic in April 1951 Radio & TV News - RF Cafe

I'm not sure what this comic is meant to depict, other than maybe nowadays you can watch your pick lose the horse race on the TV rather than needing to actually be at the track. (p88)

 

June 1951 Radio & Television News
June 1951 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Electronic themed comic in June 1951 Radio & TV News - RF Cafe

"Hey, fellows, I just got my ham license!" (Page 80)

 

 

Posted January 23, 2024
(updated from original post on 6/2/2017)


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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