National Geographic : 1942 Dec
General Electric Electronic tubes are linking the world's skies to the earthly "I want to speak to Mr. Gordon Page, please. He is now over southern China, on Air Flight 625. This is Mrs. Page, and my tele phone is Lombard oioo." . "Hello, Gordon." Fantastic? Not in the electronic world of the future! General Electric electronic tubes may some day make it possible for you to talk from your home to any airplane thousands of miles distant. This is not yet a promise. But already, by the amazing science of electronics, pilots converse with ground forces as airplanes glide along at five miles a minute. To morrow, by electronics, freighters of the sky will safely land "blind" through densest fog. What is electronics? It is a new science, yet it is not new. Your General Electric radio is an elec tronic instrument. So will be your General Electric television receiver, after the war. So are magic "eyes" that open garage doors, and so are the talking moving picture and the physician's X ray. Write for your free copy of the fascinating 32-page color booklet, "Electronics-a New Science for a New World." General Electric Radio, Television, and Electronics Dept., Schenectady, New York. General Electric Radio News Program, with Frazier Hunt, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday evenings, C.B.S. and American (FM) networks. See newspapersfor time. GENERAL ELECTRIC^ Every General Electric radio Is an electronic Instrument This is a General Electric electronic radio tube, used in all General Electric sets. The electronic tubes that may enable you to talk to morrow from your home to an airplane are essentially of this kind.