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Balkite Radio Power Units

Balkite Radio Power Units

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

Sign Off, Jul 2009

Do you remember?

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If there is one thing that hasn’t changed over the years, it’s our need, as consumers, for more power. New portable devices are sucking battery power like never before and we’re always looking for more. Even in this Jan. 23, 1926 advertisement from The Literary Digest for Balkite Radio Power Units, the theme was more power. �Unfailing radio power from the light socket,� the ad touts. All Balkite Radio Power Units were �permanent pieces of equipment, entirely noiseless, had no bulbs, nothing to break, replace or get out of order.� Looking to the future, it sure would be nice to have unfailing power that truly lasted. With the demand for more and more portable gadgets, we shall soon see what capabilities lie in battery power.