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May 1961 Radio-Electronics

May 1961 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.

Out of these five electronics-themed comics from the May 1961 issue of Radio−Electronics magazine, the one on page 64 is my favorite - very clever. Next in line is the page 96 comic with the two alligators; take a good look at the picture. Continuing, coming in at third is the page 60 comic, which servers to illustrate the expectations imposed on abused electronic servicemen of the era. I'm surprised anyone would do field service work. I knew a guy on Tilghman Island, on the southern Eastern Shore of Maryland, who owned and operated an electronics repair shop. He told a few good stories about interactions with feisty customers. The page 46 comic is funny, but is an old gag (maybe not so much in 1961, though). The page 114 comic is either just plain stupid, or I'm missing something. Links to hundreds of others are listed at the bottom.

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Electronics-Themed Comics (p46), May 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"You said you wanted a cheap intercom!"
(Page 46)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p60), May 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"Now listen to it start squealing when we get over 70."
(Page 60)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p65), May 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"I think you're picking up 60-cycle hum on the thickness control."
(Page 65)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p96), May 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"It's a people clip."
(Page 96)

Electronics-Themed Comics (p114), May 1961 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"First of all, we'll get rid of the bad tube."
(Page 114)



Posted September 27, 2023

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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