Plastic Cored Foundation
Aluminium Cored Foundation
Bee Comb Foundation construction in years!
EBY's PERMANENT FOUNDATION
Makes Wired Foundation Obsolete
Durable, Long-Lasting ALUMINUM is inter-leaved
FAST Assembly - Permanent Durability - Non Sagging - Fast Extracting - No Wiring Needed
Maximum Drone Control - Rapid Acceptance by Bees
No breakage in handling or transportation
Wally's Bee Enterprise, Inc. 1909 East Fourth Street, Sioux City, Iowa
Hyland Apiaries, Inc., West Elkton, Ohio
Leahy Manufacturing Co., Higginsville, Missouri
The above is a rendition of an old advert and the definition
of the picture does not do justice to the product. I include the
drawing at right to give a more accurate impression of what the
material looked like.
The above prices look attractive by today's standards. I am not sure of the manufacturing process, but I suspect that the aluminium core was passed through liquid wax to get a coating on both sides, with some sort of plain rollers to control the overall thickness of the sandwich. Followed by milling through conventional rollers and guillotining to size.
The cellsize has been measured by Allen Dick... He reports 5.00 mm exactly. The drawing at right was produced from one of Allen's photos. There are more details and a photograph on Allen's diary page that mentions it's discovery.
The original pictures and text were provided by Allen Dick and Barry Birkey, I have rendered them to mimic the layout and style, of the original advertisement that appeared in the November 1959 issue of Bee Culture, on the back cover. I do not know if this material is still manufactured.
Written... 22 to 29 March 2002, Modified... 02 & 05 April 2002, New Domain... 17 January 2004, Upgraded... 17 January 2004,