1919

    • The Universal Instruments and Metal Company was formed July 15, 1919.
    • A sale of stock to 50 investors in Vestal and Union enabled six employees to set up shop in Vestal to manufacture wire and metal products.
    • Company officers contracted to obtain the patent to produce “Nu-Hed” safety pins.
    • The design proved difficult and costly to manufacture, and the product was impossible to sell.
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