TV’s LITTLE BROTHER (Nov, 1950)
This article was written about a year after George Orwell introduced the world to Big Brother. Since closed circuit television cameras have become one of the most important and wide spread tools of “Big Brother” it seems a rather appropriate title for the article. The even mention the privacy aspect in comparison to the “much-debated wire-tapping”.
TV’s LITTLE BROTHER
By Creighton Peet
YOU CAN use it for anythingâ€”absolutely anything. It will show you what’s going on around corners, through walls, underwater, in the dark, at the bottom of an oil wellâ€”or inside the human stomach.
It’s TV’s little brother, a small and comparatively inexpensive wired television setup designed for industrial uses. Already three such devices are on the market. Diamond Power Specialty, a subsidiary of I.T.&T. has the Utiliscope; Remington Rand has developed its Vericon, and RCA the Vidicon. In one model the orthicon tube is the size and shape of a small flashlight, and its housing looks like a 16-mm. home movie camera.
Very Early Slinky Knockoff (Mar, 1947)
This ad appeared a little more than a year after the Slinky made its debut, but it’s the only one I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the slinky people got them shut down.
THE FASCINATING ACTION TOY FOR YOUNGSTERS AND ADULTS
America’s greatest post-war Action Toy. It walks down a flight of stairs! Fascinating and exciting. Nothing to get out of order. No winding, no motor. Just set it on the top step, flip it and plop, plop, plop, it goes down stairs automatically like a giant night-crawler. Be the first to amaze your friends with this toy sensation. Fun galore!
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AGENTS WANTEDâ€”Easy to demonstrate, easy to sell. Write for special agents deal.
Travis Products Co.
Dept. 48 C 224 W. Huron St. Chicago 10, Ill.
Early Pay Per View TV (Oct, 1947)
It’s comforting to know that the media industry’s fascination with screwing their customers by telling them how they can use their own TVs is nothing new.
“Phone vision,” developed by Zenith Radio Corporation, offers paying television audiences the cream of latest stage plays and movies. A combination home receiver brings in free programs as usual. Special features reach it partly by air, partly by phone line. Blurred when viewed alone (above, right), the radio image becomes clearer (left) with key frequencies received by phone. “Admission charges” go on phone bill.
Ad: GETTING THIN TO MUSIC (Mar, 1922)
It’s Sweating to the Oldies, back before they were oldies.
GETTING THIN TO MUSIC
Reducing Reduced to a Science
ARE you bulky of body, and heavy of heart? Would you really like to reduce? Will you accept without cost the proof that you can? Then read what this man has done! Not long: ago, in Chicago, it was stated that the scientific secret of weight regulation had been discovered. Wallace, a leading physical director, had worked seventeen years to make the announcement. But it did not take long to prove it was true.