Made By: Electric Clock Corp. of America, 500 S. Throop St., Chicago, IL [Near West Side]
What's in a name? I suppose a 20th century Shakespeare might have said that an electric clock, under any brand name, would still tell the same time. To Henry T. Schiff, however, the name was the thing.
In the mid 1930s, Schiff was the president of the very pres...
Made By: Victor X-Ray Corporation, 2012 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL [Near West Side]
As company names go, the word “Victor” is so ubiquitous—particularly in early 20th century circles—that it basically cancels out the concept of brand recognition. The most famous Victor of the era, the Victor Talking Machine Company of New Jersey (est. 1901), was at...