Business: Thingumabobs

Hundreds of smart businessmen went to Chicago's Palmer House last week to inspect the most complete assortment of typical U. S. gadgets, gimcracks, knick-knacks and thingumabobs ever assembled. It was the fifth annual Premium Buyers' Exposition, to which went representatives of all the big U. S. companies that like to tickle their customers with offers of something for nothing — or almost nothing. High-piled was the Palmer House with balloons, sheets, watch fobs, razor blades, doll carriages, billfolds, tumblers, electric irons, toasters, waffle irons, windproof cigaret lighters, astrological charts, pith helmets. Careening...

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