Business & Finance: Yankee Gadgets

Few of the products of Boston's United-Carr Fastener Corp. would look amiss in the notion bag of a Yankee peddler. Its line, buckles, screw machine parts, purse frames, ornaments; leather, metal and bakelite specialities; automobile hardware radio tube pins, clips, sockets, soldering lugs; fastener attaching machines; fasteners for automobile, airplane and motor boat upholstery, carpets, tops, curtains; or luggage, footwear, gloves, raincoats, overalls, caps. Chief bugaboo of United-Carr Fastener is the ubiquitous zipper.

A merger of two typically New England Enterprises, United-Carr began its corporate life in 1929, when its gadgets piled up...

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