RCA Victor “Magic Brain” / “Magic Eye” / “Metal Tubes” / Antique 1930’s Radio Advertising T-Shirt / Vacuum Tube Radio Gear
Journey back to the early days of radio technology with this nostalgic nod to RCA’s Magic Brain. Introduced in 1933, the RCA Victor Magic Brain was one of the first commercially successful electronically tuned radios. This innovative radio featured preset buttons allowing listeners to tune into stations at the push of a button by utilizing RCA’s new Magnetic Tuning system.
Dubbed a “thinking radio”, the Magic Brain’s ability to automatically tune stations made listening to radio broadcasts quicker and easier than ever before. RCA heavily marketed this groundbreaking feature, even anthropomorphizing the Magic Brain tuning technology in its advertisements. The bold vintage design depicts a robot-like figure with radio vacuum tubes and parts making up its stylized exposed brain. The prominent large eye represents the radio tuning dial that could be automatically adjusted using the Magic Brain system.
With its retro-futuristic 1930s aesthetic, this iconic vintage radio graphic perfectly encapsulates an important milestone in radio history. For those who appreciate old school technology, vintage science fiction motifs, or radio communication, this classic Magic Brain design is a must-have nod to one of RCA’s most celebrated innovations. Relive the magic of radio’s golden age with this nostalgic Magic Brain image today!
A bit more formal than a standard-issue t-shirt, the ultra cotton long sleeve tee is a clear comfort winner. The sleeves also act as a nice frame. There are no side seams. The shoulders are taped for improved durability. This makes for a good fitting around the shoulders and neck. The cotton used for these shirts is environmentally friendly.
.: 100% cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium fabric (6.0 oz/yd² (203 g/m²))
.: Classic fit
.: Sewn-in label
.: Runs smaller than usual