Rhode Island Commercial & Illustrated Mail
Commercial Corner Card - J. T. Slocomb Co. October 18, 1907
With Elmwood Station
(Providence) Flag Cancel
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  The reverse of the card has a micrometer of their manufacture
and a Portland, Connecticut Rcvd Cancel

The cover above was mailed on October 18, 1908 from Providence to Mr. W. E. Putten in Portland Connecticut. The Drill Bit shown top left of the cover's face is a combination semi-high speed center drill and is also featured on the Reverse of a 1915 J.T. Slocomb corner card to the Maxwell Motor Co. The reverse of this cover features a micrometer manufactured by J. T. Slocomb, (measures length in 1/millionth of a meter).

J.T. Slocomb "Wholesale Specialty Metals" is listed in the Providence directory as currently in operation.

On July 7, 1994 a judgment was issued against J. T. Slocomb Co. by the National Labor Board for a violation of their employees rights. It seems that they threatened their workers with layoff and discharge and then fired 11 employees for participating in a Union Organizing Campaign


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