it is not my motivation for buying vintage electronics magazines, I do keep hoping that some day I will turn a page
and find tucked inside an initial issue preferred stock certificate of a
like Westinghouse Electric, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, American De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company, or any
other similar company. Alas, thus far it has not happened. However, I have found interesting inscriptions from previous
magazine owners who evidently planned to build one of the circuits presented in an article, as well as an occasional
item like this C.O.D. (collect on delivery) invoice from the
Electro Sonic Supply Co. Ltd. (c.1958).
It was inside the
1958 issue of Radio-Electronics. ESSCO,
as their logo proclaims, was located in Ontario, Canada. They are, as it turns out, still in business. Per their
"About Us" page, "Electro Sonic is Canada's leading full-service electronic and electrical component distributor
and has been building partnerships with Canadian businesses for over 60 years. We specialize in developing customized
programs and services to suit our OEM and MRO customers' needs. Our commitment is to stock a complete range of components
from the more than 160 world-class manufacturers we represent." Congrats to them for running a successful operation.
Norman Wade Co., of Toronto, Canada, was a manufacturer of architectural drafting tables. I cannot locate a
website for them, so I assume they are no longer in business - drafting tables are not in big demand these days.
C.O.D. Receipt from Electro Sonic Supply Co. Ltd., c. 1958
Posted January 7, 2015