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U.C.T. United Commercial Travelers Watch Fob.
Manufactured by, The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J.

United Commercial Travelers
125th anniversary of our founding—January 16, 2013
Posted on January 3, 2013 by Joseph Hoffman
On January 16, UCT will celebrate the 125th anniversary of our founding. We have been helping our members and their local communities for a long time, and we look forward to continuing those efforts for a long time to come.

UCT’s business model has a dual nature. We help our members secure their financial future by providing financial services products to them. Also, our members work to improve their local communities, and our financial services operations help support those efforts.

As the nation watched Congress struggle to reach an agreement on averting the fiscal cliff, it has been clear that getting the US on sound financial footing will not be easy. There were many articles in the press over the past few weeks about the impact of potential tax increases and spending cuts both on the economy and on individuals. There were also many recommendations on what people could do to protect their personal financial position regardless of how the Congressional negotiations wound up.

We all need to ensure that we are on sound financial footing, and UCT has helped our members ensure their financial wellbeing from the day the organization was founded. We have a variety of products, including insurance products that we underwrite, and products provided at a discount for our members from other providers. Take a look at what we have to offer.

Our members also work to make their local communities better, and our financial services operations help to support that effort. As the government debates tax reform, various aspects of tax policy that are designed to help charitable efforts may be changed. In fact, the fiscal cliff deal puts limits on itemized deductions, including charitable deductions, for high income taxpayers, and there is concern that might have an impact on charitable contributions in 2013 and beyond. The work that UCT members do to improve their communities could become more important than ever.

Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks AmberRose & trunkman for the appreciation.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    We now take advertisements?
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Just showing a little history of the company! Not for advertising.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kerry for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kevin for the link to your advertising fobs. These were listed long before I joined CW and I must have missed them.
    I thought since U.C.T. is about to celebrate their 125th birthday on next Wednesday, that this was a good time to show it.
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks toolate2 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Manikin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    So true Kevin.
    I should have posted this in the beginning and maybe blunderbuss2 wouldn't have been offended.
    UCT’s Founding
    The late 1800’s was a time of tremendous social upheaval, as farm workers left rural areas to work in cities, and immigrants left home for a life in the U.S., cutting family and community ties for a shot at the American Dream. It was also a time of rapid technological change. For example, in a relatively short time, travel evolved from horse and buggy to transcontinental railroads.
    In this changing and uncertain environment, many Fraternal Benefit Societies were formed along ethnic, religious, or professional lines to provide social solidarity and a sense of common identity, and financial security through insurance products.
    The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America was formed by eight traveling salesmen on January 16, 1888 in a meeting at the Neil House in Columbus, Ohio to provide a society for traveling salesmen, or commercial travelers. The new organization’s officers adopted titles similar to those of other organizations of the day. For example, Levi Pease was the first Supreme Counselor, John Fenimore was the first Supreme Junior Counselor, and Charles Flagg was the first Supreme Secretary.
    The sample case, a vital tool in the life of a commercial traveler, became the symbol of UCT. The original emblem of the organization consisted of a gold crescent with a sample case suspended within the points of the crescent.
    http://www.uct.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/logo-1888-200.jpg

    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    I added above a photo of the original emblem of the organization. It consisted of a gold crescent with a sample case suspended within the points of the crescent.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey & BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 months ago
    Thanks Manikin for the appreciation.
    Dave

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