May 1930 Radio-Craft
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
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
to $1820 in 2023 money).
Bud Radio Advertisement
Centralize Your Buying! Bud Radio, Inc.,
Every Radio Accessory that is necessary and profitable for Jobbers and Dealers
to carry can be furnished in Bud Radio Products.
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)