May 1930 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Back in the days when I built a lot of prototype electronic gear, project enclosures were generically referred as a "Bud Box." Lab stock rooms always had a good variety of sizes and configurations of the soft aluminum
and sometimes plastic boxes that were easily drilled, punched, filed, and painted to make professional looking
equipment. In reality, not all the project boxes were made by Bud industries, but just as everyone knows you're talking
about a cola when you say "Coke," it was understood that a "Bud Box" was a chassis for a home-brewed circuit. They are
still seen in construction articles of electronics hobby magazines today.
Bud Industries, located in Cleveland, Ohio, began
life in 1928 as Bud Radio, maker of antennas and antenna products for radio amateurs and radio professionals. This
full-page advertisement for Bud Radio appeared in a 1930 issue of Radio Craft magazine - a mere two years after
opening their doors. A large selection of wall plates were offered for interfacing to antennas, speakers, and even the
AC line supply with 2-prong receptacles (this was decades before the safety ground prong was added). Bud Industries is
still in business producing a huge line of enclosures made of aluminum, plastic, steel, die-cast, and maybe other
materials as well.
Bud Radio Advertisement
Centralize Your Buying! Bud Radio, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Every Radio Accessory that is necessary and profitable for Jobbers and Dealers to carry can be furnished in Bud Radio
Bud Radio Convenience Outlets Made of Bakelite
Posted May 24, 2016