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Electronics-Themed Comics-  Radio Term Illustrated
February 1947 Radio-Craft

February 1947 Radio-Craft

February 1947 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

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

Some of the best electronics-themed comics appearing in these vintage magazines are the "Radio Term Illustrated" type - IMHO, anyway. Most of them are ideas suggested by readers, then illustrators like Frank Beaven created the visuals. The comic on page 79 is pretty self-explanatory, but the page 66 pun might need some explanation to those unfamiliar with vacuum tube circuits. The "B" battery is a term created by Mr. Lee de Forest as a designation for the second battery required for the plate bias (the "B") of his Audio tube. Typical voltages were 45 volts, 67½ volts, and 90 volts. If that doesn't completely clear up the pun, then you also need to know that an alternative definition of battery which is a military artillery installation.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Radio Term Illustrated: B Batteries - RF Cafe

Radio Term Illustrated: B Batteries

Suggested by T. F. Behannon Houston, Texas

February 1947, Page 66

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Radio Term Illustrated: Magnetic Pickup!

Suggested by Russell Simpson, Landsdale, Pa.

February 1947, Page 79

 


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).

Posted December 24, 2020

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