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Item/Description: Vintage 1950s mint-in-package “Chicago International Trade Fair - Navy Pier Exhibition Hall - July 3-18, 1959" souvenir ruler from the Chicagoland Fair, Commerce and Industry Exposition.
***This stunningly handsome sturdy thick metal ruler was an advertising premium promotional giveaway to commemorate this business event which was conducted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
***Acquired from the “Estate of Vivian Anderson”, a then Good Year/Goodyear Tires employee who retired from the company in 1968. At the time of her retirement, she had been the secretary to H. L. McKellar, the manager of the Chicago District of the company.
Excerpted Online Research Information: “The Chicagoland Fair, Commerce and Industry Exposition was conducted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and has long been considered one of the most successful International Trade Fairs in its history, even more successful than its very first fair of 1957!”
And according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicagoland_Chamber_of_Commerce: “The Chamber conducted a successful Chicagoland Fair, Commerce and Industry Exposition in 1957, and an even more successful Chicago International Trade Fair of 1959 followed it. The latter brought Her Majesty, Elizabeth, Queen of the British Commonwealth, to Chicago as well as a giant U.S. Naval Flotilla. The trade fair added millions of dollars to 1959 Chicago business totals.”
Age/Period: Vintage - 1959 (1950s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Box is marked “Acme”.
Material(s)/Format: Coppery-toned, rose gold-colored metalware (? brass, ? copper)
Quantity: One (1)
Condition: “As New”/”Mint-in-Package”/”MIP”!