Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early
electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby
Here are a couple more
electronics-themed comics from a 1940-era issue of Radio News magazine.
The scenarios depicted in these old comics are often based on the real-life
experiences of radio and electronics servicemen. No doubt many guys got
clobbered by high voltage or deafening audio when a customer decided to power up
a television or radio while being worked on in the home. When this comic with
the police car radio appeared in 1940, it had only been a decade since the first
2-way radios were being installed in patrol cars (see "A New Arm of the Law"). A huge
list of technology-themed comics is listed at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
"Do you mind awfully if I turn it on while you are looking
"Say, can't you fix this radio? It lets the police calls interfere
with the football scores!"
These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized
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