Business & Finance: Bigger A. S. A.

When a U. S. woman buys silk stockings, she frequently purchases some tin along with the silk. How much tin she is buying she cannot know, for there is no standard way of testing silk. But for her protection and the protection of the manufacturer of her stockings, the American Standard Association is considering tin-silk test standardization.

Impartial and expert is the Association. Last week it completed a reorganization which shifted its control from engineering to industrial leaders. Organized as the American Standard Engineering Standards Committee in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!