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March 1958 Radio News Article

March 1958 Radio & TV News
March 1958 Radio & TV News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

I'm guessing most RF Cafe visitors who are more than 50 years old are familiar with, and even have seen, the Sams Photofacts packages of documentation for consumer electronics appliances that include televisions, radios, phonographs, clock-radios, tape recorders/player, amplifiers, etc. Most electronics service shops couldn't have existed with them since many manufacturers did not distribute technical and service data to anyone who was not a certified, sanctioned dealer. Howard Sams, the company's founder, did the equivalent for electronics of what Chilton did for cars and trucks. They basically reverse engineered models bought off a showroom floor and documented them to where almost anyone with a familiarity with the technology could successfully troubleshoot, repair, and align the system. This particular full-page advertisement from a 1958 issue of Radio & TV News magazine features the man himself, Howard W. Sams, so now you'll recognize him if you pass him on the street.

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Howard W. Sams & Co. Ad, March 1958 Radio News - RF Cafe

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