Beautiful Session’s Advertising Clock. The Plymouth Cordage Company was a rope making company located in Plymouth. The company, founded in 1824, had a large factory located on the Plymouth waterfront. And was chosen among other competitors in the early 1900s to manufacture the rope used on the USS Constitution. The company’s twine, Plymouth binder twine, popular among farmers, was the inspiration for the naming of the Plymouth. Brand of automobiles first produced in 1928. The Plymouth Cordage Company served as the largest employer in Plymouth for over 100 years. It went out of business in 1964 after over 140 years of continuous operation. By the early 1960s, it had bought all the materials needed for production, had no debt and a lot of cash and was bought out by the Columbian Rope Company. A member of the Peabody family which had long been investors acquired rights to the brand and relocated a portion of the equipment to Haiti to continue producing sisal rope. Parts of the original machinery and 1/3 of the original rope walk building is now on display at Mystic Seaport. The original rope walk building was 110 feet, the length needed to twist a 90 foot long rope. Rope was made manually until the 1890s. To make rope, men put fibers around their waist and walked backward down the rope walk as they twisted the fibers in a process similar to how yarn is made. The twisted pieces were stored on pegs on the wall. Eventually another man wound the twisted fibers on a wheel. A model of the rope walk is on display at the Plymouth Cordage Museum in the original mill #3, under the tower. The museum is open noon to 4pm each weekend includes over 2,000 original items and publications donated by prior employees and their relatives. The Plymouth Cordage Company played a small role in the Sacco and Vanzetti case. Bartolomeo Vanzetti worked at the company in the early part of the century. Upton Sinclair’s historical novel “Boston” has several chapters devoted to the company when his elderly heroine goes to work for the factory. The Plymouth automobile was introduced at. On July 7, 1928. It was Chrysler Corporation’s first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was already dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were initially priced higher than the competition, but offered standard features such as internal expanding. That Ford and Chevrolet did not provide. Offering a low-cost alternative to the upscale Chrysler-brand cars. However, the inspiration for the Plymouth brand name came from Plymouth binder twine, produced by the. The name was chosen by. Due to the popularity of the twine among farmers. This is a wonderful piece in full working condition. Measures 16″ X 16″ X 3. Lettering In a Crisp “Blue” Color. Any Questions Just Ask. The item “Sessions Clock Vintage Advertising Sign TIME FOR PLYMOUTH ROPE Auto 1920’s” is in sale since Friday, June 30, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Clocks”. The seller is “bigblackdog110″ and is located in Berlin, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Sessions
- Type of Advertising: Clock
- Color: Lettering “Blue” Clock Face “White”
- Date of Creation: 1920’s
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States