A death notice for Mr. Oscar
Hammarlund, founder of Hammarlund Manufacturing Company, appeared in the "Within
the Industry" monthly column in the October 1945 issue of Radio News magazine.
Hammarlund was a major provider of radio communications equipment for amateur radio
operators and or the U.S. (and other countries) military during World War II.
Hammarlund and many other companies ran advertisements in American Radio Relay League's
(ARRL) QST magazine at the time (see "WWII Era Electronics
Advertisements in QST Magazine"). Side note: At the end of the war the government
made good with the people who scarified for the cause (War Assets Administration
Advertisement). In other news, the newly formed Radio Parts and Electronic
Equipment Shows announced the election of officers and activity plans, and
appointments to new positions in a couple other companies were published.
Within the Industry - Oscar Hammarlund
Oscar Hammarlund, founder of Hammarlund Manufacturing Company
Oscar Hammarlund, founder of Hammarlund Manufacturing
Company, Inc., and a communications pioneer, died August 25 at his home in Brooklyn
at the age of 83. Mr. Hammarlund was born in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the United
States in 1882 to accept a position with the Elgin Watch Company. In 1886 he joined
Western Electric Company as superintendent of their Chicago plant. He subsequently
worked for Gray National Tel-autograph Company where he was closely associated with
Elisha Gray, co-inventor of the telephone, in the development of the technique of
transmitting actual writing over wires. He founded the Hammarlund Company in 1910.
The company manufactures radio apparatus and components which have been used by
the Armed Forces in World War II.
Radio Parts and Electronic Equipment Shows, Inc., a newly formed
corporation, is sponsored by Radio Manufacturers Association (Parts Division), Association
of Electronic Parts and Equipment Manufacturers, Sales Managers Club, Eastern Division,
and National Electronic Distributors Association. The purpose of this new corporation
is to conduct postwar national and regional exhibitions or conferences for the benefit
of member exhibitors in the radio and electronic industry. At the initial meeting
of the Board of Directors held at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago, the following officers
were elected: president, H. W. Clough, Belden Manufacturing Company; vice president,
Charles Golenpaul, Aerovox Corporation; secretary, Jerome J. Kahn, Standard Transformer
Corporation, and treasurer, Sam Poncher, Newark Electric Company. J. Arthur Kealy,
of the law firm of Ungaro & Sherwood, Chicago, corporation at-torney and active
in the radio industry, was appointed general counsel. The corporation has planned
to hold an industry show as soon as practicable following the lifting of travel
and other restrictions. Present plans also include the appointment of a show manager
on a full-time basis to handle the direction and manifold details in connection
with the conduct of the type of shows planned.
Posted November 18, 2021