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May 1930 Radio-Craft

May 1930 Radio-Craft

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

Back in the days when I built a lot of prototype electronic gear, project enclosures were generically referred as a "Bud Box." Lab stock rooms always had a good variety of sizes and configurations of the soft aluminum and sometimes plastic boxes that were easily drilled, punched, filed, and painted to make professional looking equipment. Not all the project boxes were made by Bud Industries, but just as everyone knows you're talking about a cola when you say "Coke," it was understood that a "Bud Box" was a chassis for a home-brewed circuit. They are still seen in construction articles of electronics hobby magazines today. I have even seen test equipment and utility items for sale that are obviously in a Bud Box type of chassis. This full-page advertisement for Bud Radio appeared in a 1930 issue of Radio Craft magazine - a mere two years after opening their doors. Note the Bud Lightning Arrestor that included $100 of equipment damage insurance (equivalent to $1820 in 2023 money).

Bud Radio Advertisement

Bud Radio Advertisement, May 1930 Radio-Craft - RF CafeCentralize Your Buying! Bud Radio, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Every Radio Accessory that is necessary and profitable for Jobbers and Dealers to carry can be furnished in Bud Radio Products.

Aerial Equipment

Bud Antenna Eliminator and Selector

A device that can be fastened into Cabinet of Set, and takes the place of an outside aerial. Price • $2.50

Bud Antenna Outlet

 Used for installation in new homes and apartments in place of outside aerial. Price • $4.00

Bud Radio Convenience Outlets Made of Bakelite

No. 158  B. D. Combination for Aerial, Ground and Electrical Connections. Price • $2.10

No. 103 B three-way toggle switch for turning radio set off and on at two points distant from radio set.

Bud Output Adaptor

Price $1.00 Designed so that additional speakers can be connected to any of the newer radio sets that are using push pull amplification without having to disconnect any of the wiring of radio set or solder any connections. Packed in a box-Price 65c each-$1.30 for pair.

Bud Lightning Arrestor

Made of Bakelite - Includes $100.00 Free Insurance. Price - $1.00



Posted November 2, 2023
(updated from original post on 5/24/2016)

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