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January 1949 Radio & Television News

January 1949 Radio & Television News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Here is a batch of electronics-themed comics that appeared in the January 1949 edition of Radio & Television News. The scene seen (hey, homonyms) on the page 118 comic was commonplace in the 1940s when televisions were relatively new and not every household had a set. The scenario repeated itself in the 1960s when color sets were hitting the consumer market. I remember people standing outside the display window at Rickey's TV & Electronics store in Parole Plaza, Annapolis, Maryland. Now, people can watch TV on their smartphones while not at home so gathering 'round the television display in a store is relegated pretty much to little kids watching the Disney movies that seem to always running on them. There is an ever-growing list of other comics at the bottom of the page.

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Electronics-Themed Comic (p110) January 1949 Radio & Television News - RF Cafe

"Now, madam are you certain there are no other parts that need explaining?"
(Page 110)

Electronics-Themed Comic (p118) January 1949 Radio & Television News - RF Cafe

"You should see this place on Saturday night!"
(Page 118)

Electronics-Themed Comic (p139) January 1949 Radio & Television News - RF Cafe

"It positively refuses to play the classics!"
(Page 139)

 

 

Posted February 14, 2023
(updated from original post on 1/6/2016)


These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

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