This might be interesting to some
Ref. a previous radio thread
Interesting article. When you own something as basic as a Model T, people always ask you about things like turn signals, brake lights and even radios and you wonder when these things first came out. Then there is the Lear Jet history. I own my own Lear Jet (that's what I tell the ladies), you can see a picture of it here.
Never heard of that brand of Citizen Band radio.
Not to many around I think. It is from the same company that made the jets.
I seem to remember one of those info emails going around a couple of years ago about how the Lear Jet Company started.
I wonder if anyone can find it?
I'm wondering how you get stereo out of a CB signal? And why?
You might be joking Ken but just in case you're not, there was also a line of car stereos made by Lear Jet and they were pretty popular compared to the fairly obscure CB.
Perhaps my screen or my eyes are faulty but doesn't it say "stereo" under the brand name Lear Jet on that CB?
Yes. The brand name they used was "Lear Jet Stereo" because car stereos were the main business. That name just looks a bit funny on the CB.
Ok. I guess if your name is Lear, you can get away with anything. That wouldn't fly today.
I read years ago that he named his daughter Shanda. His wife was the daughter to Olson of Olson & Johnson a comedy team in Vaudeville.
Lear's claim to car fame was the 8-track cassette car player. He improved the earlier four track design and made it popular.
Car radio made pretty quick progress. The radio in my mom's 1940 Plymouth was very good. Listening to KFAC on it I discovered Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. Great stuff!
Ole Olson and Chic Johnson were funny guys. If you ever get a chance to see their movie version of Hellzapoppin, "don't miss it if you can".