man, Like UTICA’s Way Out IN FRONT (Aug, 1962)

man, Like UTICA’s Way Out IN FRONT

No other rig manufactured today swings quite like Utica’s. These cats are the ones who first swung with the MC-27 Town & Country, and now it’s the T&C II. Utica Gismotchy Horizontal-Vertical Beam Antenna—Utica Buddy Whip Mobile Antenna—Utica Buddy Ground Plane Antenna When you are looking for the best, “Man, this is the place.”

A 6-channel crystal controlled transceiver with the following features: Tunable receiver, “S” meter, Output strength indicator, External crystal socket, Auxiliary speaker terminal, Dual conversion, Built-in noise limiter and squelch circuit. Universal power supply—6 VDC, 12 VDC, 110 VAC, Chrome cabinet.


5055 N. Kedzie Avenue • Chicago 25, Ill.

  1. Charlene says: June 22, 201012:42 am

    “Excuse me, I have to go put out someone’s eyes”.

  2. Chris Radcliff says: June 22, 20106:42 am

    Ah, young bobble-head love.

    Also: What? $200 for a reticulating frambistan with overtuning and a built-in gismotchy? That’s like, 2000 shots of “expresso”!

  3. Charlie says: June 22, 20107:40 am

    Well, you have to remember, this was 1962. Nowadays even your cell phone has an auto-reticulating virtual gismotchy built in as part of the retro encabulator, but at the time it was a big deal.

  4. Rick Auricchio says: June 22, 20108:30 am

    In today’s dollars, $200 is about $1400. Luckily, however, frambistans are much cheaper now.

    Now, if it had a four-cylimiter accumulator, that would have been something.

  5. Firebrand38 says: June 22, 20109:56 am

    Rick Auricchio: True, but we can’t forget how far we’ve come from the original turboencabulator from the 60’s

    When you consider that the original machine had a base plate of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in direct line with the pentametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzelvanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbline was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-0-delta type placed in panendermic semiboiloid slots in the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a nonreversible tremie pipe to the differential gridlespring on the “up” end of the grammeters.

    I mean, come on I don’t have to tell you what that means!

  6. Kosher Ham says: June 22, 201010:35 am

    So then you turn it on and it plays, “Mary Had a Little Lamb?”

  7. Jari says: June 22, 201011:15 am

    KH: You’ll need to connect a Electrovoice SP13.5TRBXWK Rearaxial Softspeaker for that.

  8. Michael says: June 23, 20108:21 pm

    All True, but it had one major flaw, no air time billing accumulator. this left them with no income.

  9. John Savard says: June 27, 20109:58 am

    The device is clearly a Citizen’s Band radio. Other than the receiver being of superheterodyne design, I doubt that too many big words were employed in its creation.

  10. Michael, N5RLR says: July 5, 201010:21 am

    John Savard: “I doubt that too many big words were employed in its creation.”

    I’d prefer to think that there were. Back then, CB radios were designed, engineered and built better than those that have been coming out of Asia for the past thirty years or so. I’d love to find one of the older tube-type rigs to restore and put back on the air.

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