of Contents]These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the
ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the
QST articles I have already posted. As time permits, I will
be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
"There's a WAR to be won."
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.
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.'"
this Cardwell advertisement from my copy of the April 1942 QST
See all available vintage QST articles