Tuesday, October 5, 2010

JC Oil Company Thermometer

I recently hit one of the few stores I regularly go to and saw this J.C. Company Oils thermometer on the shelf and couldn't leave it there. The only clue it is from Salem is the telephone number witch is listed as PIoneer 4-4277 which means it most likely dates to post WWII through the 1960's.
An interesting bit of trivia about Salem's early phone exchange being PIoneer is that we got it since Alexander Graham Bell lived in Salem when he invented the telephone. So, he was a pioneer in the telephone industry and Salem got the exchange.