AM-FM Clock Radios
1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book

Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book CoverI bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1969 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, too. Enjoy!

Here on page 388 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book is a wide selection of modern AM-FM clock radios. The ad says, "Instant sound solid state table and clock radios." In 2011, most people use their cellphone clocks for everything from appointment keeping to wakeup alarms. Displays are LCD with a few LED straggles still around. The model shown here can only be found at the Salvation Army store or a thrift shop... maybe at a yard sale.

Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $19.50" AM-FM clock radio would cost $117.01 in 2011 money!

 

 

 

AM-FM Clock Radios from the 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book - Airplanes and Rockets

 

 

 

Posted February 20, 2011