Bliley Electric Company is one
of the relatively few companies that advertised regularly in electronics magazines
during the World War II era that is 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
Station Building as indicated by the 1944 Radio News magazine appearance,
it does still live in Erie, Pennsylvania, only a few miles from where Melanie and
I live just west of the
Airport. They still make crystals today. Here is a 2018 article about Bliley's
operations from the
Erie Times News newspaper.
Bliley Crystals Advertisement
A New Twist to Crystal Cleaning
This is an actual photograph of the centrifugal air drier, or "spinner," used
in Bliley production to facilitate clean handling of crystals during finishing and
testing operations. Quartz blanks are dried in 5 seconds in this device which is
powered with an air motor and spins at 15,000 r.p.m.
Little things like lint or microscopic amounts of foreign material can have a
serious effect on crystal performance. The "spinner" eliminates the hazards encountered
when crystals are dried with towels and makes certain that the finished product
has the long range reliability required and expected in Bliley crystals.
This technique is only one small example of the methods and tests devised by
Bliley Engineers over a long period of years. Our experience in every phase ,of
quartz piezoelectric application is your assurance of dependable and accurate crystals
that meet the test of time.
Bliley Electric Company Erie, PA
Posted March 31, 2021