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May 1948 Radio-Craft

May 1948 Radio-Craft

May 1948 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.

I and many people who visit RF Cafe tend to do our own repair and maintenance work whenever possible. Having had this obsession for as long as I can remember, there is no doubt that the ready availability of service information and how-to aids available on the Internet not only makes the job easier, but also makes things possible that could never have been achieved a couple decades ago. When I needed to put new rotors and brakes on my 2011 Jeep Patriot last month, a quick search turned up multiple videos of people demonstrating how to do it. Sure, I've done dozens of brake jobs and am fairly comfortable with what might be involved, but being able to watch a beginning-to-end video before diving into it is really nice. My trusty Hanes repair manual was on-hand, but a couple black and white photos and terse instructions usually do not describe the complete environment. A couple years ago when my gas-fired furnace would light and cut off after a few seconds, an Internet search turned up the likely cause and how to effect the repair - for the exact model of my furnace, no less. Many such scenarios come to mind. Things were not always that way, though. The farther back in time you go, the more difficult it has been to acquire the documentation needed to work on your own stuff. All the way up to the online age of user and maintenance manuals for just about everything ever made, most manufacturers purposely kept such information away from anyone other than approved service shops, and then usually the shops had to pay for the documentation. Howard Sams likely made a fortune generating and selling his "Photofact" series of schematic and maintenance instructions for radios, phonographs, televisions, tape recorders, et al. Electronics magazines like Radio-Craft, Radio News, and others, regularly printed full schematics and adjustment instructions for radio sets and some other equipment. I have posted many of them here on RF Cafe for the benefit of those who repair and restore vintage models.

Here are a few PhotoFact ads from vintage electronics magazine: Sams PhotoFact 5/56,  Sams PhotoFact 11/62,  Sams PhotoFact 4/48,  Sams PhotoFact 3/58,  Sams PhotoFact May '48,  Sams PhotoFact 8/46

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Now! At No Extra Cost to You - you can have the nationally-famous $500 Saunders' Television Course! It's the world's finest training - practical down-to-earth training that actually prepares you for Television and keeps you 'way out ahead of the game. Here's the first real help in Television for Servicemen - brought to you exclusively by Photofact and Photofact alone! If you want to stay in Radio Servicing, you can't afford to miss a single installment of this amazing Television Course! Read every word of this announcement and then act!

Mr. Albert C. W. Saunders' background includes association with the Marconi Company, teaching experience at Harvard and M.I.T.; founder Radio Technician's Guild J full member I.R.E.: Graduate, Portsmouth College, England. Mr. Saunders gave the first actual television demonstration in New England in 1935.

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We have been able to prevail upon Mr. Saunders to transcribe his famous course on Television for Photofact exclusively. The only other way you can get this course is-by paying $500 and attending the Saunders School. Now - with Photofact at no extra cost to you - you can have this wonderful instruction that fits you for Television servicing!

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You get the actual $500 Television Course, exactly as taught in the nationally-famous Saunders Radio & Electronics School at Newton, Mass. We literally bring this course to you in print-transcribed word for word from the original lectures, supplemented by graphic training aids, exclusive Photofact "exploded" views and hundreds of visual illustrations, prepared under Mr. Saunders' personal supervision. This is the same course attended by hundreds of established service technicians and by service personnel of leading set manufacturers - the same $500 course!

First Installment Appears in Photofact Set No. 38!

The Television Course will appear in regular installments in each Photofact Folder Set, beginning with Set No. 38. Each installment will include the right amount of material so that you will be able to digest it easily and completely between issues. Instruction will be kept up-to-date and will include the latest information promptly as it is available on the subject. There's no need to wait now for books that will never cover the ground adequately, or to buy books that are obsolete already. Be sure to order Photofact Set No. 38 now - and begin to qualify yourself for Television!

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Practical, Clear, Easy-to-Follow Television Training

Experts in the field of Television and Radio training acclaim the famous Saunders Course. It is remarkable in its ability to simplify and explain the most complicated theory and practice. It describes the action of on electronic circuit so originally and simply that it can be visualized in an unforgettable manner. The Saunders Course avoids higher mathematics and engineering terminology beyond the experience of the practical man. You know where you are every step of the way, and you bridge the gap between Radio and Television with quick, simple understanding that makes unfamiliar subjects easy to master. As you progress in the course, Television circuits will unfold and become as clear and understandable to you as the Superheterodyne circuit. You will be able to follow and use effectively the practical servicing data on specific Television receivers prepared for you by Photofact. Get started in the Course today with Photofact Set No. 38.

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