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'
to see what items cost in today's dollars. That $19.50" AM-FM clock radio would cost
$117.01 in 2011 money!
Posted February 20, 2011