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October 1952 Radio-Electronics

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.

Electronics-Themed Comics

Electronics-Themed Comics (p90), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"We've been getting a lot of snow on our picture!"
Page 90

Electronics-Themed Comics (p100), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 100

Electronics-Themed Comics (p107), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 107

Electronics-Themed Comics (p131), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"I just turned my back for a minute, boss!"
Page 131

Electronics-Themed Comics (p138), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"This schematic calls for 1/2 6N7 tube."
Page 138

Electronics-Themed Comics (p144), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

Page 144

Electronics-Themed Comics (p147), October 1952 Radio-Electronics - RF Cafe

"We can't take that route-it has two tunnels with only 12-foot clearance."
Page 147

 

Posted October 2022


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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