Friday, July 6, 2012

In a bygone era ...

Cleaning out the garage the other day, came across an old box top.
It was from Ma. She was keeping sewing notions in it. That's beside the point.
It was a small box that once held a Taylor brand Ashton Humidiguide Hygrometer.
Maybe circa 1950's

What caught my eye though, was the copy inside the box top.

"Skilled American Workers paid in accordance with American Standards of Living, produced this entire instrument in the United States of America"
What a concept.
Before "globalization." Before the "race to the bottom."
Businesses actively promoted something as elitist egalitarian democratic (small "d"!) as an American Standard  of Living.

Taylor Instruments is still in business.
While initially surprised, I'm pleased to know it.

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