January 1941 QST
Table of Contents
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL
for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Halli(gan) and (hand)crafters
was founded in Chicago in 1932 by William J. Halligan. The company designed and manufactured
radio equipment for hobby, commercial, and military applications and quickly became very
popular amongst their users. As was customary for U.S. businesses, Hallicrafters ran
a Christmas advertisement in the January issue of magazines where they appeared. The
January edition, as is common even now, is typically mailed in early December, getting
it in the hands of readers in time for Christmas.
Hallicrafters - Message for Christmas
Over two thousand years ago, a small group of
men wearily toiled across miles of desert bearing gifts and greetings to an unknown,
newly-born babe who lay in the rudely built manger of an old barn. Those men were the
forebearers of our present day Christmas message. They were the pioneers who established
a custom which has been, and will continue to be, honored until the end of time.
In reverence and memory of that greatest of all holidays, we take much pleasure in
extending our sincere good wishes and hearty greetings to you and all of yours for the
merriest Christmas you have ever known. And for good measure, we wish that each day of
1941 will bring to you new happiness and prosperity.
The Hallicrafters Inc.
Posted December 11, 2016
Here are a few other Christmas-related items on RF Cafe: