Long ago we announced that when the funds would cease, the activities of the Society would cease proportionately; and that as the funds increased, the Society’s activities would be enlarged." The Society has continued to do exactly that.
Sounds like Russell was smart enough to cut his losses and run, like selling the printing Establishment and the printing machines
and perhaps reborn with another business, similar to what he had before.
Being a cunning businessman he played on his hunches that his products would indeed sell, he knew well that most of his market
was in highly populated bible believing Christians, all he had to do is orchestrate enough bullshit to grab the publics attention.
The simple fact is C T Russel was a religious charlatan of the highest order.
Something that gets dismissed by todays JWS.