Carl, you were probably dropping bread crumbs. Do you remember the issue of CQ that showed a huge dinner party at National Radio in the late 40s or early 50s and featured an article about the design team for the NC-300? The photo made it look like National must have employed at least a few hundred people back then, it was a big room very full of people sitting at tables. They must have been hugely successful. I think the article also discussed that J.W. Millen was once a National employee who then spun off to form his own company. I'll have to go look for that one.