Beautifully engraved certificate from the Collins Radio Company issued
in 1967. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate blue border with a vignette of an allegorical figure sitting between two globes. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers and is
over 36 years old.
The Collins Radio Company, as an organized business concern,
began in the late summer of 1932. At that time, Arthur Collins and an
associate - who later left the company - were the nucleus around which the
firm was to develop. It was not until May of 1933 that they were financially able
to hire a full-time employee. By Christmas of 1933, the total personnel
amounted to 8, including Mr. Collins and a stenographer-secretary. Today
most everyone is at least faintly familiar with the term "Ham Operator", and
understand it designates one who has embraced radio as a hobby.
literally hundreds of thousands of these hams scattered over the four corners of
the earth, bonded together with a common love of electronics, and the
self-satisfying desire to "build it yourself." Since the practical achievement of
radio-wave transmission by Marconi, and the discovery of the vacuum tube by
DeForest, these hams have been the greatest single factor in the contribution
of knowledge to the practical aspects of the radio art. When World War II broke
out, America was already well in the lead of the electronics field. These hams
were already trained and thoroughly familiar with its requirements.
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