Harvey W. Peace, Brooklyn, New York
April 29, 2017
A rare PROMOTIONAL CONTOUR/BEVEL GAUGE by Harvey W. Peace, Brooklyn, New York. This advertising item is fashioned from a section of saw blade. It is imprinted with advertising for Peace on the face and is marked "Made Expressly for Frank E. Clark, Springfield, Massachusetts" on the underside. Frank E. Clark operated a hardware concern in Springfield for 25 years under his own name, becoming the Clark Hardware Company in 1894. A most unusual advertising item from the very beginning of the concept of promotional advertising.