THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — NATIONAL
HRO & WAR BONDS
Posted by STEVE M on
This image from 1944 is very evocative. I love the way the artist has used light and shade to isolate and enhance the wireless operator and his HRO. The National HRO vintage radio receiver was developed s a consequence of a contract placed with US General Electric Company (GE) to provide the US Government's Bureau of Air Commerce with short wave receivers. One stumbling block was that GE had no experience in designing and building radio receivers hence cue entry stage left for the National Radio Company to design the radio for them in 1934 leading to first production in 1935....