Facts & Figures, Mar. 14, 1949

Antitrust. Monopolists were having a rough time. In a Cleveland federal court, Timken Roller Bearing Co. was convicted of conspiring with its British and French affiliates to fix world prices of roller bearings and restrict competition. In Manhattan, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., National Lead Co. and three individuals were fined a total of $43,000 (the maximum) for operating a worldwide cartel in titanium pigments. The companies were already under court order to license titanium production at a reasonable royalty.

Boats. Manhattan's Bilnor Corp. put on the market a new collapsible Vinylite boat, small enough, when not inflated,...

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