[vcf-midatlantic] History-of article on Heathkit, must-read

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Sat Dec 12 18:38:19 EST 2020

> Dwane Craps writes:
> Back when I got out of the Army, color televisions were pretty much a 
> luxury item. I took a correspondence course on television servicing that 
> included building a Heathkit  25 inch color television. Paid for by the 
> GI Bill.

It's not well remembered these days, but a lot of TV and radio and 
computer kits were marketed as educational items, qualifying for 
government funding for veterans. But if you read the ads in Popular 
Science and Popular Electronics and other hobby magazines of the era, 
you'll see ads that market in just that way. And, one could make a 
living as a TV/Radio service-person in the era, even set up their own 
business. So it all worked.

Regards, Herb

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