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August 1947 Radio News

August 1947 Radio News

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MicroMark catalog - RF CafeYou have probably seen Fahnestock clips, but did you know that's what they were called? Me neither, until I first saw the name of them on a page in a MicroMark catalog a while back. When I ran across this advertisement in a 1947 issue of Radio News magazine, it seemed like a good opportunity pass the revelation on.

Model train enthusiasts must not use Fahnestock clips as much anymore for wiring their layouts since there are more modern quick-change type terminal connections available. MicroMark does not sell them anymore, but you can still get some from Newark Electronics and other online sellers. Maybe the ones sitting in my parts drawer will one day be worth big $$$ to collectors (just kidding).

Fahnestock Clips Ad

Fahnestock Clips Ad, August 1947 Radio News - RF CafeFahnestock Clips

Radio's Greatest Convenience

Fahnestock Spring Binding Post Grips the Wire by the Action of a Spring

No tools required to make the connection. Grips the wire with just the right pressure for good electrical contact. Simply press down, insert the wire and let go. Does not injure wire, hence connection can be made or opened as often as desired. Available in large variety of types and sizes to fit any radio purpose and any requirement as to position, space or method of attachment. You will find them in the better sets.

Positive contact; cannot jar loose. Brass or bronze - nonrusting.

Fahnestock Electric Company, Inc.

46-44 Eleventh Street

Long Island City 1, N. Y.    Dept. 12

Please send us at once, Descriptive Literature, Prices and Delivery Schedule on

Fahnestock Clips



Posted January 15, 2020
(updated from original post on 9/30/2014)

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