Anyone know history of Whistler Corporation? What was year of the original companies demise? What was reason? How many owners since then?
Back in 1986, I was doing extensive business travel in MA and stopped by their factory in Westford (?) MA. Got a chance to talk briefly with a product engineer. (I'm an EE). During this time, all their products were made in MA.
Original company name was Controlonics (?) Corp. First radar detector I owned was bought new in 1978 was theXR55 (?) and was about $150. I sold it in 1979 and did not buy/use another detector until I bought a Whistler Spectrum in 1984. Great unit for its time. Also owned the Spectrum 2 and Spec 1 at later dates.
Maybe there is a former Whistler employee on this forum who can add to this.
My guess for their demise is cheaper detectors from Uniden and others (Cobra) impacted on their business.