National Company Christmas and New Year Greeting
January 1941 QST

January 1941 QST

January 1941 QST  Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

1940 Christmas Seals  - RF CafeTake a look at the list of National Company's employee list wishing their customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Every one of them is a licensed Ham radio operator. It appeared in the January 1941 issue of QST, but was for the 1940 Christmas. National Company was a major producer of amateur radio gear in the day. Little did they suspect that by the same time a year later, America would be newly engaged in World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Interestingly, the American Lung Society's Christmas Seals stamp that appears in the upper left corner is authentic and must have been applied by humans. That means thousands of copies had to be manually stamped before mailing. As a long-time philatelist (stamp-collector) myself, I have one of these 1940 Christmas Seals center blocks (they're not worth much - none of my stamps are, unfortunately).

National Company Christmas and New Year Greeting

National Company Christmas and New Year Greeting, January 1941 QST - RF CafeMerry Christmas and Happy New Year from National's Company

Samuel Samour W1AMB

Lester Harris W1AOP

Thomas P. Leonard W1AUJ

Rufus Turner W1AY

Herman S. Bradley W1BAQ

James A. Ciarlone W1BHW

Dana Bacon W1BZR

Calvin F. Hadlock W1CTW

Seth Card W1DRO

Gene Simms W1DXD

John F. Bartlett W1EU

Donald E. Hinds W1FRZ

Robert Murray W1FSN

Claude W. Darling, Jr. W1GDI

Richard Minichiello. W1HBR

Wallace Battison W1HE

Richard Chaloff W1HME

Robert Moses W1HMH

David Smith W1HOH

Vicent Messina W1HRW

Jack Ivers W1HSV

Earle D. Benson W1HXF

Matthew Sokolowski W1ISR

Joseph Homan W1IYA

Sumner Herrick W1JDF

Edmund Harrington W1JEL

Kenneth Nagle W1JGD

Delbert Hood W1LD

Richard Ireland W1LDT

Richard Gentry W1LEN

Walter McMillen W1LIS

T. M. Ferrill, Jr. W1LJI

F. A. Waden,Jr. W1LNV

Edward Mallumian WILOE

Walter Lannan W1LOQ

R. Johnson W1LZG

Richard Heileman W1MWT

William S. Doyle W1TV

Arthur H. Lynch W2DKJ

Myrl B. Patterson W5CI

Herbert Becker W6QD



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