INDUSTRY: Rush to Rent

In Los Angeles last week a young mother walked into the newly opened Rollins Charge-A-Car Co., put down $12 and rented a baby buggy for three months. In San Francisco a businessman was negotiating to rent two four-engined planes, worth $4,500,000, through Commercial-Pacific Corp. In Pittsburgh a shipper was dickering with National Equipment Leasing Corp. to rent a 15-tanker fleet costing $126 million. On land, sea and air there is a nationwide boom in equipment leasing, and rental companies are sprouting across the U.S. to supply everything from oil barges to a...

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