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
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 (2021). They still
make crystals today, albeit with different materials and different methods. In
fact, there is a short Bliley company
history video on their website, and also this video from a local TV station
showing of the
internal workings at Bliley.
Bliley Electric Company Advertisement
Bliley Crystals, of course, fly with Pan
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
Do more than before ... buy extra War Bonds
- A new star has been added
Bliley Electric Company • Union Station Building • Erie • Pennsylvania
Posted February 28, 2022
(updated from original post on 11/9/2014)