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Bliley Electric Company is one of the relatively few companies that advertised regularly in electronics magazines during the World War II era that are still in business today - at least under the same name (Bliley Technologies now, but still the same base name). While the company is no longer located in the Union Station Building anymore, it does still live in Erie, Pennsylvania, only a mile or so from where I Melanie and I last lived there (we left in Fall of 2013). They still make crystals today.
Bliley acid etched* crystals persistently show up wherever there is an important communications job to be done such as the combination two-way telephone and telegraph and range finder systems of Pan American World Airways. In peace and in war Bliley crystals have flown millions of world-wide miles with their famous Clippers.
Bliley crystals are pre-conditioned for just such rugged assignments. In the Bliley Electric Company plant there is a large section where Bliley acid etched* crystals receive their pedigree. Here each crystal gets "the works". Its activity and frequency are proved under tough laboratory created service conditions of altitude, humidity, temperature, immersion, shock and vibration.
But licking tough assignments is a tradition with Bliley engineers and craftsmen. This background of research and skill has been responsible for the distinguished record of Bliley Crystals in every field of radio communication. Whatever your crystal problem may be - specify Bliley.
*Acid etching quartz crystals to frequency is a patented Bliley process. United States Patent No. 2,364,501
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Bliley Electric Company • Union Station Building • Erie • Pennsylvania
Posted November 9, 2014