1932 "Mark Time" Brochure
Brochure measures 4.75 x 6.5 inches and includes 12 pages. Brochure is printed in black and white with color and silver metallic accents. Mark-Time devices where manufactured by the M. H. Rhodes Company in Hartford, Conn. They where timing devices for home and business. The company appears to be alive and well today.
The following is a excerpt from their website related to the companies history.
In the late 1920s, Mark Rhodes, Sr., who owned a business making straight razor sharpening tools, was losing ground to a big competitor, Gillette, and its new disposable razors. One night, as he turned off the light to go to bed, he stubbed his toe on the bedpost. He broke his toe but at the same time stumbled on a huge break for his company. Had there been a delay in the light, he thought, he wouldn’t have hurt himself. He soon developed a prototype, the first of its kind. The time delay worked with the toggle switch to delay the “on” or “off ” from 15 seconds to 19 hours.
This was the first product for M.H. Rhodes, which soon began manufacturing timing devices.
M.H. Rhodes opened for business at the beginning of the Great Depression. A rough decade to live in, and certainly the hardest one to start a new company.
Condition: Good condition with minimal wear. Back cover is not pictured. It is plain (unprinted) paper with some scuffing.
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