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In the 1940s, radiosondes began to appear in advertising. The ads were seldom for the radiosondes themselves but rather for the manufacturers of components—balloons, batteries, casings, tubes, etc.—who found in the radiosonde a dramatic vehicle to advertise their products.
1922 Continental Pilot Balloon (for Meteorological Purposes), Contributions to the Physics of the Free Atmosphere, Germany
1940 circa Burgess, QST Magazine
1941 Mallory, unknown magazine
1941 circa Sonde-Track Monsanto, Fortune ??
1941 Mallory, a British magazine
1942 - Detail from Plaskon artwork
1942 the Barrett Division, Saturday Evening Post
1942 Plaskon, Fortune
1943 Bendix RaySonde, Time
1943 Electronic Enterprises, Radio News
1945 Bendix Raysonde, Fortune
1945 Bostitch, Saturday Evening Post
1945 Burgess, Country Gentleman
1946 circa Canadian Club Whiskey, ??
1947 Kollsman Instrument Division, Square D Company, Aero Digest
1949 Salford, Weather
1949 Synthane, Fortune
1950 U.S. Air Force, Life
1953 United States Gauge, Fortune
1952 Circa Tinnerman Catalogue
1953 Baritex, Weather
1953 Bendix, Life
1953 Chemring Limited, Weather
1953 Union Carbide, Saturday Evening Post
1953 Whitely, Weather
1954 - Detail from Dewey and Almy artwork.
1954 Dewey and Almy, Business-Week
1954 Mallory, Scientific American
1959 Bendix, Fortune
1959 Burndy Omaton, unknown magazine
1960 Burndy Omaton, Scientific American ??
1960 Boeing/Allied Research Assoc., Airlift
1962 Datex DV-722, Missiles and Rockets
1964 Baritex, BAMS
1964 Bureau Technique, BAMS
1994 A.I.R. Inc, WMO Bulletin
1994 The Weather Balloon Manufacturing Corp., WMO Bulletin
1994 TotexCorp, WMO Bulletin