Book: The History of Radio, in Pictures and Words

A coffee-table book from the American Museum of Radio and Electricity chronicles five centuries of progress

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TOP TUBE: The age of radio seamlessly transitions into the electronics age. In 1926, Germany introduced a radio tax based on the number of tubes in the set. Electronics manufacturer Loewe, founded in 1923, responded with the OE 333 receiver, featuring one “tube” that contained three triodes, two capacitors, and four resistors, all in a single glass envelope—arguably the first integrated circuit.
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