Jelco tonearms closes

Takako Ichikawa of Ichikawa Jewel Co. (Jelco) announced he is closing the 100 year old company due to the impact of COVID-19 and an aging workforce.
That is indeed very sad - I have had and sold many many tonearms over the years built by this iconic firm.

@noro - Where did you hear they were "closing"? On their website it only says this - 

" Jelco is now unable to accept new orders from April 2nd, 2020, due to the availability of transportation and delays in production due to the spread of the serious infectious disease COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding."

If to count into the list Jelco OEM business like current Ortofon tonearms a lot of ideas can be lost forever.