"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
Prepping, 1950s style!That "Family Radiation Survival Set" (dosimeters and a calibration unit) is the same gear issued through the old Civil Defense system, and stashed in fallout shelters around the nation. Someone figured out how to get stuff from the manufacturer with the federal contract ....The radio was high tech back when, but according to the details, it was a single channel CB radio.
You know, with dumb-ass Biden possibly blundering into a war with Russia, and Congressman Swalwell's not-very-veiled threat to nuke citizens outraged by leftist overreach, these things might come in handy.
I figure we'll all starve to death and be eaten by Giant African Snails before it comes to that.
Well, the technology has improved since the Cold War, Paco. So I wouldn't look for that exact configuration! Plus, the original gear was, ahem, not all that reliable.But, yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The so-called "elite" are more likely than not to cause a nuclear war.
Oh, my. Lafayette Electronics was one of my favorite companies when I was a kid. I always loved getting their latest catalog in the mail. I didn't buy a lot of stuff (too poor), but I always liked to look and dream. My biggest purchase (as an adult) was a Lafayette stereo receiver Model LR5555A that I still have, although the last time I checked to see if it still worked it popped when I plugged it in and wouldn't produce any sound.
R-man: That's cool that you know the company. Now that you mention it, I do recall the Lafayette name in connection with stereo equipment.
Yeah, the early catalogs I remember are the ones like you posted (1962) that had a lot of what would be considered electronics of questionable quality. But, the quality seemed to improve through the 60's and 70's. The receiver I have was from the late 70's, and by that time they had started to earn a reputation for reasonable quality stuff at reasonable prices.I guess it wasn't enough though, as they went bankrupt and sold out to Circuit City in 1981.I just remembered that I also have a Lafayette single sideband CB radio that was a nice unit, that I bought used at a small CB shop in Inglewood, CA in 1977 or 78.
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