Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

ADMIRAL WILLIAM F. "BULL" HALSEY JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/12/1952 - HFSID 157343

WILLIAM F. HALSEY. TLS: "W.F. Halsey", 1½p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1952 August 12. To Norman F. Landon, Greenfield, Mass. In part: "I was very

Sale Price $427.50

Reg. $475.00

Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

WILLIAM F. HALSEY. TLS: "W.F. Halsey", 1½p, 8½x11, separate sheets. No place, 1952 August 12. To Norman F. Landon, Greenfield, Mass. In part: "I was very interested to receive your letter of August 2 enclosing a copy o the specification and drawing of your patent application on an ice cream cone guard. The idea seems a very good one and speaking as 'the man in the street' I certainly agree that something of this kind is called for in these days when so much importance is attached to cleanliness in the handling of food. As no doubt you are aware, however, the corporations with which I am associated are engaged in the business of telecommunications. Unfortunately, I have no contacts with any companies in the ice cream business and I regret, therefore, that I am unable to assist you in the exploitation of your invention. Our patent people, to whom I have shown your letter, suggest that in spite of the fact that you have no personal contacts, you might submit your invention to some of the large concerns who handle ice cream such as Howard Johnson, Good Humor, Sealtest etc....." "Bull" Halsey retired from the Navy in 1947. In 1949, Halsey became Chairman of the Board of the All-American Cable and Radio Corp., an affiliate of International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. He later became a Director of ITT and President of the International Telecommunications Laboratories. As far as Halsey and ice cream are concerned, history records that the first ice cream soda was created in Elizabeth, New Jersey by Phillip Mohr in 1782. One hundred years later, in 1882, William F. Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. From September 1944 to January 1945, Halsey led the Third Fleet during campaigns to take the Palaus, Leyte and Luzon, on many raids on Japanese bases and during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He returned to the combat zone in late May 1945 to command the Third Fleet through the end of the Pacific War and was present when Japan formally surrendered on the deck of his flagship, USS Missouri, on September 2, 1945. He was promoted to the rank of Five-Star Fleet Admiral in December 1945. Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response