January 1941 QST
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL
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Christmas holiday season is here officially now that Thanksgiving is over. When deciding which
articles from vintage electronic magazines to post, I always try to pick a few that pertain to
specific holidays, like Christmas, Independence Day (aka 4th of July), Halloween, etc. Many companies ran
advertisements - often full-page - in QST,
etc. Here is one by the Kenyon Transformer Company, of New York, New York. It
alludes to the military buildup that America was conducting in anticipation of
being drawn into the battles which had been going on for two years already in
Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific. That it appeared in the very issue
of QST that was being delivered just about the time Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th of that
very year is the epitome of irony (or prognostication).
Now, I'm not trying to start anything here, but the name Kenyon is probably pronounced the same
as for a person who comes from the country of Kenya (i.e., Kenyan). I also noted the company's
address is 840 Barry Street. Have you heard of Barry Soetoro? I'm just say'n.
Kenyon Transformer Holiday Message
Know All Men by these Presents!
It is only fitting that at this season we give pause for a moment
to contemplate the many Blessings which are ours and to rejoice
with you that of all the places of the Earth, we are fortunate enough
to live in a Land of Peace and Promise.
In looking ahead to the New Year, let us more firmly determine
to solidify the Partnership ties which bind us together in the common
cause to make that Peace secure and long lasting.
If, at times in the past year, you have had to endure delays
and tardy delivery schedules, it was because a more pressing and
more universal National Duty was ours to fulfill.
The entire Kenyon Organization from President to Watchman are
as one man in support of the great cause which will make this Holiday
Season more secure and to insure for you and for us - for all the
"Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will"
Kenyon Transformer Co., Inc.
840 Barry Street
New York, N. Y. December 25, 1940
Posted December 7, 2023
(updated from original post on 12/1/2016)
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