a WAR to be won."
April 1942 QST
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QST, published December 1915 - present. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
So goes the headline in an advertisement in the
April 1942 edition of QST magazine. Like many American companies during
World War II, Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation gave its highest
priority to serving the needs of our nation's military. Patriotism was
actually taught in schools back in the day, and the majority of citizens
understood the need to devote their efforts to achieving victory, even
if it meant putting personal interests on hold.
The ad content
typifies that attitude: "Though all our facilities of men and machines
have long been pledged to the fulfillment of our assigned tasks, and
though hundreds of thousands of Cardwell components are in active service
on the far flung battlefronts of the United Nations, many times this
effort is needed. And so, to our loyal personnel, we are saying, 'Let's
redouble production again, NOW!' While to our loyal customers with non-priority
orders, we must continue to say, 'We'll be seeing you, with better-than-ever
CARDWELLS ... after this war.'"
I scanned this Cardwell advertisement
from my copy of the April 1942 QST magazine.
Cardwell Condensers Advertisement