One sure giveaway to the age
of a picture is the presence of a wheat penny, a buffalo nickel, or a Mercury dime.
This 1957 advertisement in Radio & Television News magazine for Channel
Master antennas has all three. It shows a walking Liberty half dollar as well. Quarters
haven't changed much over the years, with George Washington's head on the obverse
side since 1932. The wheat
penny design ended in 1959 when the Lincoln Memorial was put on
the reverse side in its place. Thomas Jefferson's head has been on the
nickel since 1938. Theodore Roosevelt's head was ensconced on
the obverse of the
dime in 1946. John F. Kennedy was placed on the
half dollar obverse in 1964. This ad is about antennas, not coins,
though. For a lot, if not most, of RF Cafe visitors, there has always been cable
and satellite television. For some, TV has always been available on their smartphones.
Everyone's concept of history begins when he/she is born. Those of us who grew up
in the over-the-air broadcast world remember well the importance of having a good
quality antenna, with a rotator, to be able to watch our favorite cartoons and prime
time shows. We remember going up on the roof with our fathers to install or repair
an antenna, while a tag team of one person watching the television picture in the
living room and another leaning out the window to relay picture quality messages
up to the roof while adjustment were being made, was the standard modus operandi.
Channel Master Antennas Advertisement
No antenna ever made can match the performance
and sales appeal of these outstanding Channel Master models.
"Showman" indoor antenna models for VHF or VHF-UHF reception
Smart styling eliminates ugly "rabbit ears." Metro Dyne electronic tuning brings
in pictures sharp and clear.
T-W outdoor antenna
The most powerful antenna ever developed: • High Gain Top Front-to Back
Ratios • Greatest Mechanical Strength
More profits for CHANNEL MASTER dealers
In every TV reception area Channel Master dealers are racking up new sales records
with the most popular TV antennas on the market today. Superior products plus consistent
consumer advertising is a double-barreled profit combination you can't beat. When
you feature the channel Master line you always have that extra selling edge . .
. that extra PLUS that means faster turnover ... easier sales ... bigger profits.
Isn't it time you called your Channel Master distributor?
Posted August 16, 2021
(updated from original post on 9/12/2013)