October 1952 Radio-Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Electronics,
published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Here is a great
collection of electronics-themed comics from the October 1952 issue of
Radio−Electronics magazine. My favorite is the one on page 100 where the
radio repair shop mocks the next-door pharmacy's promotion of a self-repair
manual. The page 144 comic is another play on the theme that casts aspersions on
the do-it-yourself electronics repairmen of the day. Many self-help books were
written purporting to make repairing a radio or television a simple task, while
convincing people that repair shops were just out to cheat them. I have posted
many comics illustrating the folly of such endeavors. Two of the comics are ham
radio related, and the other (a total of seven!) is a self-deprecating shot at a
hobbyist building a circuit of some sort.
"We've been getting a lot of snow on our picture!"
"I just turned my back for a minute, boss!"
"This schematic calls for 1/2 6N7 tube."
"We can't take that route-it has two tunnels with only 12-foot
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