AUTOMATION: TV, Tickets & Trains

RCA, which licenses its 10,000 patents to most of the radio and TV industry, had an odd experience last week. It signed a five-year agreement with Ross Siragusa's Admiral Corp. permitting RCA to use an automated production system developed by Admiral at a cost of $500,000.

Under Admiral's system, the first of its kind and already in use for several months, more than half of a radio or TV chassis is assembled before being touched by human hands. To start with, electric circuits are printed on plastic boards with a light coating of metal....

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