|| What is new?
This site will continue to grow
as I find the time to transfer known material to a Web-compatible
format. Please look at this page for a announcements of significant
What is new about this site?
- February 2014
- 1944 Bliley Electric Employee Picnic at Waldameer Amusement Park--Everybody loves fun and games, and after many years dedicated to wartime productions, a special picnic was held at a local amusement park. Read the souvenir memoir publication, or look at the 13-minute home movie available online. Click here for more details.
- August 2004
- 1940/50-Era Employee Relations
and Practices at Bliley Electric--Who
would have thought anyone would be interested in employment practices
at Bliley's during the 1940s and 50s. Certainly not me. But a Research Paper by MBA Student,
Rebecca Hobbs, Edwards Air Force Base, California, show that
Bliley Electric was a progress company, decades ahead of its
time in labor and race relations.
- December 2002
- Biography of John Wolfskill,
W3QKT, Engineer and Inventor---After
a year of research and work, John
Martin Wolfskill's biography appears on this site thanks
to the efforts of his daughter, Sally Wolfskill Smith. It is
well written, personal and illustrated by over 25
photos from her collection. John was a great inventor of
crystal products and production technology.
- Christmas Card from the 1950s.
Another side to office life.---A
recently discovered Christmas
card was not the typical business Christmas card suitable
for all customers, but one featuring a pin-up illustration by
famed artist Gil Elvgren.
- "Talkie X-TALS",
Post-WWII Competition from Surplus Crystals---Following
the collapse of Nazi Germany and Japan, the world made a u-turn
to a consumer economy. Billions of military items became surplus
and among them were frequency-control crystals units. Here is
a sample of the new competition Bliley's was facing in that period,
X-TALS" kit from the Crystal Products Company.
- Vintage Product Users Gallery--This is the beginning of a gallery
of people using vintage Bliley
products on a regular basis in ham radio and home service
shops. Look it over and let me
know if you would like to join this group.
- October 2001
- I concluded a major expansion
of the site from a simple illustrated history of the company
based on my 1982 booklet into some far richer. The "new
and improved" site provides a rich resource of additional
information based on new findings in the company's archives,
recent interviews with company old-timers and their families.
What is new about Bliley
- January 2001--The name was changed to "Bliley
Technologies, Incorporated" in 2001 to reflect the new
owner's desire to update the name to reflect new products and
services while keeping one the most respected names in the quartz
- October 1998 --Bliley's
ownership changed hands after 68 years!