Buckeye in the 1930’s
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Buckeye in the 1930’s (then “The Ohio Nut and Bolt”) were leading headlines in the top trade papers, due to an innovative new type of bolt the company created, which gave manufacturers a huge advantage in the projection or resistance welding process. The Berea News had a section solely for Ohio Nut & Bolt Company that year, and showcased current news about the company, as well as their ads. The Berea News also published employee accomplishments, interest, and work history.
The advertisement to your right (insert photo from page 5 of history book) ran in The Berea News in 1933. The purpose of this ad was to encourage people to invest in Berea and help the local industry by buying Serial Gold Bonds from The Ohio Nut & Bolt Company. Notice the phone number listed on the ad is much smaller than modern telephone numbers today. This is because switch dialing had not been introduced yet and people could skip dialing the first two digits of the 7-digit number if they were in the same exchange (such as Northeast Ohio.)