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Simpson Electric Company
May 1954 Radio & Television News

May 1954 Radio & TV News
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Before the days of cheap stuff from China (now including exotic viruses that cause politicians to shut down entire economies), the supply of most common items- particularly high technology - were the domain of relatively few companies. In some ways it was not entirely a bad thing because, at least theoretically, the economy of scale enabled larger producers to leverage bulk buying, well-equipped development labs and manufacturing equipment, and pooling of talent resources to sell quality products at a lower price. Of course it required that the company had serious competitors or monopolistic tendencies resulted in gouging - it's human nature, unfortunately. Hewlett Packed, as much as I appreciate what the company did for electronics test equipment, had gotten out of hand with its prices until Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, Fluke, Berkeley Nucleonics, Simpson, Boonton, Triplet, EICO, Bird, and even RCA began introducing similar equipment at lower prices. This 1954 advertisement shows the range of instrument types offered by Simpson Electric company.

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Simpson Electric Company, May 1954 Radio & Television News - RF CafeAll servicemen dream about the ultimate in fine testing equipment - the kind of instruments engineered by Simpson that make the dream of perfect servicing a reality.

Recommended by well-known service manages of 17 leading television manufacturers, the 480 Genescope has effectively conquered the problem of checking both UHF and VHF signals.

For proven accuracy and proven profits, sell your customers Simpson instruments for your UHF-VHF TV servicing needs.

Available to servicemen are two complimentary booklets. One tells how to use Simpson Models 479 and 480 in UHF areas. The other describes "A 1001 Uses For the Simpson Model 260"  ... 50 pages.

These booklets are typical for one of the many Simpson services for Simpson distributors.

Simpson Electric Company

5200 W. Kinzie St., Chicago 44, Illinois

Phone: EStebrook 0-1121

In Canada: Bach-Simpson, Ltd. London, Ontario


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