Giant Radio Tube Produced (Nov, 1937)
“Oh my! Your tube is so big!”
Giant Radio Tube Produced
CLAIMED to be the largest ever made, a new water-cooled radio tube demonstrated in Chicago stands about eight feet high. The tube takes 18,000 volts in operation. Rated at 250,000 watts each, five of the new tubes will be required to operate a transmitting station now being assembled.
Mobile Broadcasting Booth (Aug, 1951)
This is a pretty cool looking vehicle.
Mobile Broadcasting Booth
Radio reporters and commentators view news events at firsthand from the weatherproof press box built on a truck chassis for the Columbia Broadcasting System. As many as four commentators can broadcast simultaneously from the observation platform at the rear of the truck. The Plexiglas windows provide full vision on three sides. A plastic bubble atop the truck gives full forward vision. The truck has a high-frequency transmitter powered by its own generator. It has a range of 35 miles from the home station and can tie into telephone cables for longer transmission.
Kansas Girl Genius Operates Television-Radio Station (Jun, 1936)
Yeah, well, she’s pretty smart, for a girl.
Kansas Girl Genius Operates Television-Radio Station
CONQUERING fields in which very few men have ventured eighteen-year-old Eleanor Thomas of Kansas City, Mo., is assistant engineer of Television station W9XBY. Finding the life on a college campus too prosaic Miss Thomas, a mathematical genius for a girl, decided to leave and enter an engineering school.
Throughout the course the young woman excelled in her studies and upon her graduation she was appointed to the position she now holds. She is the youngest member of her sex ever to pass the difficult examinations for a first class operator’s license from the Federal Communications Commission.
Chicks Dig a Man With an Echophone (Apr, 1944)
Note the underlying truth of this ad: surrounded by fawning girls, the geeky kid is focused on figuring out how the hookah works and how he can mod it.
“…. THAT’S EASY! WHAT HE’S GOT THAT YOU HAVEN’T GOT IS AN ECHOPHONE EC-1″
Echophone Model EC-1
(Illustrated) a compact communications receiver with every necessary feature for good reception. Covers from 550 ka to 30 mc. on three bands. Electrical bandspread on all bands. Six tubes. Self-contained speaker. 115-125 volts AC or DC.
Echophone Radio Co., 640 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 11, Illinois