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Approved Code No. 59

CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

MARKING DEVICES INDUSTRY

; As Approved on October 20, 1933
BY
.PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT





Executive Order

An application having been duly made, pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for my approval of a Code
of Fair Competition for the Marking Devices Industry, and hearings
having been held thereon and the Administrator having rendered
his report containing an analysis of the said Code of Fair Competi-
tion together with his recommendations and findings with respect
thereto, and the Administrator having found that the said Code of
Fair Competition complies in all respects with the pertinent provi-
sions of Title I of said Act and that the requirements of clauses (1)
'and (2) of subsection (a) of Section 3 of the said Act have been
met:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the
United States, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Title I of
the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, and
otherwise, do adopt and approve the report, recommendations, and
findings of the Administrator and do order that the said Code of
Fair Competition be and is hereby approved, subject to the following
conditions:
(1) To effectuate further the policies of the Act, a Marking De-
vices Industry Code Authority be created to cooperate with the
Administrator as a Planning and Fair Practice Agency for the
Marking Devices Industry, which Committee shall consist of eleven
representatives of the Marking Devices Industry elected by a fair
method of selection, to be approved by the Administrator, and three
members without vote appointed by the Administrator.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Approval recommended:
HUGH S. JOHNSON
Administrator.
-. THE WHITE HOUSE,
iOctober 20, 1933.
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OCTOBER 17, 1933.
The PRESIDENT,
The White House.
MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: A Public Hearing on the Code of Fair
Competition for the Marking Devices Industry of the United States,
submitted by the International Stamp Manufacturers Association,.
located at 431 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, was con-
ducted in Washington on the 14th of September 1933, in accordance
with the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The
Association claims to represent 75 percent of the industry.
The maximum hours permitted under this Code are forty (40) per
week, or, to provide for emergencies, not more than 48 per week,
provided time and one third is paid for all hours in excess of eight
per day.
The minimum wage is thirty-two and one half cents (321/2) per
hour or thirteen dollars ($13.00) per week.
In considering this minimum wage it should be noted that it is
the minimum wage for unskilled help. By far the greater majority
in this industry are highly skilled artisans and paid higher hourly
rates. In 1931 the total average for employees in this industry was
55.3 cents on the basis of a 47-hour week.
Prior to the President's Reemployment Agreement the hours
worked in this industry were 47 per week. A 40-hour week will
raise the level of employment to a point slightly lower than the level
of 1929 employment and will add approximately 874 productive
employees to the payroll. If wages are paid on the basis of 1929
weekly wage rates for a 40-hour week the total increase in payroll
will be approximately $1,300,000.
In 1929 the number of individuals employed in the industry
totalled 4,112, out of which number 2,971 were wage earners. In 1931
the number of wage earners had decreased to 2,496, or a decline of
16 percent.
To raise employment to the 1929 level would require the adoption
of a 39.4-hour week. However, on the basis of the 40-hour week the
increase in cost to the consumer as a result of higher wage rates will
be 6.5 percent.
This industry has relatively high labor costs, wages representing
in 1931 33.6 percent of the total value of products, as compared
with 17.4 percent for all industry combined.
The value of commodities of the Marking Devices Industry in
1929 was $15,036,023. This value declined in 1931 to $10,045,366, or
33.2 percent.
FINDINGS

The Administrator finds that:
(a) The Code as recommended complies in all respects with the
pertinent provisions of Title I of the Act, including, without limita-
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:I -tion, subsection (a) of Section 7 and subsection (b) of Section 10
S thereof: and that
S(b) The International Stamp Manufacturers Association, the ap-
plicant group herein, imposes no inequitable restrictions on admis-
sion to membership and is truly representative of the Marking
Devices Industry; and that
(c) The Code as recommended is not designed to promote monopo-
lies or to eliminate or oppress small enterprises, and will not operate
to discriminate against them, and will tend to effectuate the policy
of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
This industry has cooperated in a most satisfactory manner with
the Administration in the preparation of this Code. From evidence
adduced during this hearing and from recommendations and reports
of the various Advisory Boards it is believed that this Code as now
proposed and revised represents an effective, practical, equitable solu-
tion for this industry, and its approval as herewith submitted is
recommended.
Respectfully submitted.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administ rator.











CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION


FOR THE
MARKING DEVICES INDUSTRY


ARTICLE I-PURPOSE

To effectuate the policies of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the following provisions are submitted as a Code of
Fair Competition for the Marking Devices Industry, and upon
approval by the President, shall be the standard of fair competition
for this Industry.

ARTICLE II-DEFINITIONS

(1) The term "Marking Devices Industry" as used herein in-
cludes the manufacture and sale by the manufacturer of any or all
of the general classes of articles or any part or parts of any one
or more of such articles as listed in Exhibit A annexed to this Code
and made a part hereof.
(2) The term employee" as used herein includes any person
engaged in any phase of the Industry in any capacity receiving com-
pensation for his services, irrespective of the method of payment of
such compensation.
(3) The term "employer" as used herein includes anyone by
whom such employee is compensated or employed.
(4) The term "Association as used herein shall mean the Inter-
national Stamp Manufacturers' Association.
(5) The term member ", or "members ", shall include anyone
engaged in the manufacture and 'or sale by the manufacturer of any
or all of the general classes of articles or any part or parts of any
one or more of such articles as listed in Exhibit A, annexed to this
Code.
(6) The term "Administrator as used herein is defined to mean
the Administrator appointed by the President of the United States
to effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
Act.
(7) The term "effective date ", as used herein, shall be ten (10)
days after approval by the President.

ARTICLE III-HOURS

(1) No employee shall work or be permitted to work in excess of
five hundred and twenty (520) hours in any thirteen (13) week
period (average forty (40) hours per week), nor in excess of forty-
eight (48) hours in any one week, provided that overtime at the rate
of time and one third shall be paid for all hours in excess of eight (8)
hours in any one day.
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S (2) Watchmen shall be employed in pairs and shall work not more
than thirty-six (36) and forty-eight (48) hours on alternate weeks,
S or an average of forty-two (42) hours per week.
(8) The maximum hours fixed in the foregoing sections shall not
appy to-
.a Emergency repair crews and outside sales force.
(b Engineers, electricians, firemen, designers, draftsmen, shipping
crews, and truck or delivery wagon employees; but provided that
S employees in the group covered by this paragraph shall be limited
i to. forty-eight (48) hours in any one week, and that all such em-
ployees shall be paid at the rate of time and one third for all hours
per day over eight (8).
(c) Executives and supervisory staff receiving more than thirty-
S five dollars ($35.00) per week, except when doing productive or
mechanical work; provided that the limitation of hours prescribed
in this Article shall apply to all proprietors, executives, partners,
supervisors, and foremen whenever they shall engage in any mechani-
cal or productive work.
(4) No employee shall work or be permitted to work for a total
number of hours in excess of the number of hours prescribed, whether
employed by one or more employers.
ARTICLE IV-WAGES

(1) No employee shall be paid at less than the rate of thirty-two
and ond-half cents (32%) per hour or thirteen dollars ($13.00) per
week of forty (40) hours, except as provided in Section 2 of this
Article.
(2) (a) Learners who have had no previous experience or employ-
ment in this industry shall, during the first year's apprenticeship,
be paid not less than eighty (80) percent of the minimum wage and
during the second year s apprenticeship shall be paid not less than
ninety (90) percent of the minimum wage. In subsequent years
they shall be paid not less than the full minimum wage. Each plant
shall be entitled to at least one learner, but learners shall not exceed
in number one learner to each six other employees.
(b) Foot or bicycle messengers needed and exclusively used to
call for orders and/or to deliver finished product shall be paid not
less than eighty (80) percent of the minimum wage, but no such
employee shall engage in any productive or mechanical work unless
paid at a rate not less than the minimum wage as herein provided
for such work.
(3) The provisions for the minimum wage in this Code establish
a guaranteed minimum rate of pay per hour of employment regard-
less of whether the employee's compensation is based on a time rate
Or on a piecework performance.
(4) It is the policy of the members of this industry to refrain
from reducing the compensation for employment which compensa-
tion was prior to June 16, 1933, in excess of the minimum wage
herein set forth, notwithstanding that the hours of work in such
employment may be reduced; and all members of this industry shall
S endeavor to increase the pay of all employees in excess of the mini-

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mum wage, as herein set forth, by an equitable adjustment of all pay
schedules proportionate to the increase in compensation as deter-
mined by the minimum wage herein provided.
ARTICLE V-CHILD LABOR
No person under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed in the
Marking Devices Industry, nor anyone under eighteen (18) years
of age at operations or occupations. hazardous in nature or detri-
mental to health. The Code Authority shall submit to the Adminis-
trator for approval within a reasonable time after the effective date
of this Code a list of such hazardous occupations. Reliance in good
faith by an employer upon any evidence as to age admissible in the
courts of the state in which such employment takes place shall be
deemed a compliance with this provision.
ARTICLE VI-ADMINISTRATION
(1) To further effectuate the policies of the Act, a Code Authority
is hereby established to cooperate with the Administrator in the ad-
ministration of this Code. The Code Authority shall consist of
eleven (11) members, selected by a fair method of selection and ap-
proved by the Administrator, and not more than three (3) members
without vote to be appointed at the discretion of the Administrator.
(2) For the purpose of administering this Code the Marking De-
vices Industry shall be divided into the several divisions as follows:
Rubber Stamps Checks, Badges, Metal Tags,
Rubber Printing Dies-Moulded and Stamped Plates
or Cut Pressed Metal Plates and Signs
Steel Stamps, Steel Dies, and Seals
Burning Brands Stencils
Brass Stamps, Brass Dies, and Merchandise Sundries.
Milled Brass Signs
Subject to the control of the Code Authority and with the approval
of the Administrator each division shall be independent and self-
governing with respect to the conditions and problems relating ex-
clusively to the several divisions.
(a) Proposals in respect to matters affecting more than one divi-
sion may be initiated by any division affected and shall be submitted
for consideration to the Code Authority; such proposals, after the
approval of the Administrator, shall become a part of the rules
and regulations governing the members of this Industry on such
matters of procedure or otherwise as they purport to cover.
(3) Subject to the approval of the Administrator, the Code
Authority shall:
(a) From time to time require such verified reports from the
members of the Industry as in its judgment may be necessary to
adequately provide for the administration of, and to enforce the
provisions of, this Code;
(b) Upon complaint of interested parties or upon its own initia-
tive, make such inquiry or investigation of the operation of this
Code as may be necessary; and
(c) To submit to the Administrator from time to time for his
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necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this
Code.
(4) The International Stamp Manufacturers' Association is desig-
nated the Administrative agency under the Code Authority.
(5) Membership.-Any employer in the Marking Devices Indus-
try may participate in the endeavors of the Code Authority rela-
tive to the revisions or additions to this Code by accepting the proper
pro rata share of the cost and responsibility of creating and admin-
istering it, either by becoming a member of the International Stamp
Manufacturers Association or by paying to it an amount equal to the
dues from time to time provided to be paid by a member in like
situation of said Association.
(6) When and as determined by the Code Authority of the Indus-
try, on .written notice subject to the approval of the Administrator,
all members of the Industry shall promptly forward to and file with
the Code Authority such statistical data and information as may be
necessary to effectuate the declared policies and provisions of this
Code and/or the National Industrial Recovery Act.
(7) Subject to the approval of the Administrator, the Code Au-
thority shall decide as to what schedules, lists, or studies shall be
compiled for the Industry as a whole and how and when any of
this material and information shall be distributed to the members
of the Industry. It is hereby provided that the individual figures
of the respective members of the Industry shall not be disclosed
and shall be treated as strictly confidential.
ARTICLE VII

COSTS
(1) Prices of all products shall be based upon accurate and known
costs, as established by an adequate cost-finding system, approved
by the Administrator.
(2) No manufacturer in the Marking Devices Industry shall sell
any products, merchandise (except dropped lines as provided in Sec-
tion (3)), or service at prices below his own individual cost as deter-
mined in accordance with the cost-finding system.
* (3) Dropped lines, sometimes designated as close-outs ", may be
disposed of under such rules and regulations as may be recommended
by the Code Authority and approved by the Administrator.
(4) Each manufacturer in the Industry shall, within thirty (30)
days of the effective date of this Code and at least ten (10) days prior
to the date on which his price lists shall be effective, file with the
Code Authority and post in a conspicuous place in his place or places
of business, his net current price lists or price lists and discount
sheets, as the case may be, for merchandise, sundry, and standard
products, and for the made-to-order products on which it is cus-
tomary in the Industry to issue price lists, and costing and pricing
formulae for all other products.
(5) Any member desiring to revise his original price lists filed
as provided in Section 4 of this Article, shall file and post his
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in Section 4 for original price lists at least ten (10) days prior to
their effective date.
TERMS

The standard maximum cash discount terms for payment of prod-
ucts bought from manufacturers, jobbers, or retailers in the Mark-
ing Devices Industry are hereby declared to be 2% 10 days net
30 days, E.O.M. This shall be taken to mean that for any proAucts
purchased and delivered during any certain month (for example,
January), payment shall be made for same on or before the 10th
of the following month (for example, February), less 2 percent;
and any greater cash discounts given or taken by members of this
industry on or after the taking effect of this Code shall be considered
a violation hereof; provided, however, that nothing in this section.
shall be interpreted as preventing any member of the Marking
Devices Industry from giving or taking cash discounts of less than
2 percent if he so desires.
ARTICLE VIII-UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

The following shall be considered Unfair Trade Practices for the
)Marking Devices Industry and any member who shall directly or
indirectly through an officer, employee, agent, or representative, em-
'ploy or cause to be employed any such unfair practice or practices'
shall be guilty of a violation of this Code.
(1) Selling, by any manufacturer in this Industry, directly or in-
directly or through his dealers, or by any means whatsoever, any
standard or merchandise sundry product of the Industry at a price
'lower or at a discount greater, or on more favorable terms of pay-
ment than those provided in his current net price list or price list
and discount sheets on file, or selling any made-to-order product of
this Industry or services at a price lower than that determined by the
'current costing and pricing formulae on file.
(2) Offering merchandise for sale at a price reduced from a
marked-up or fictitious price.
(3) The practice of giving special discounts, gratuities, or other
merchandise at a price below a scheduled sale price as an inducement
to purchase any commodity or commodities.
(4) The secret payment or allowance of rebates, refunds, com-
missions, credits, or unearned discounts, whether n the form of
'money or otherwise; or secretly extending to certain purchasers spe-
cial services or privileges not extended to all purchasers, under lke
terms and conditions.
(5) No manufacturer shall discriminate as between purchasers
of the same quantity or the same class.
(6) To give or permit to be given, or the offer to give money or
anything of value, either directly or indirectly, to customers or
prospective customers, their agents, employees, and/or representa-
tires; to purchase or contract to purchase Industry's products,
either directly or indirectly, from the maker of such gift or offer,
or to knowingly and in bad faith influence such employers, their
agents and/or representatives, to refrain from dealing or contract-
ing to deal with their competitors.








(7) Any practice of fake, fictitious, or blind bids for the pur-
pose of deceiving competitors or purchasers, or any attempt through
connivance to have all bids rejected to the end that a more advan-
tageous position may be secured in new bidding.
(8) The sale or offering for sale of any product of the Industry
by any false means or device whatsoever.
(9) The practice of coercing the purchase of several, or a group
of products, as a condition to the purchase of one or more products
under the exclusive control of the seller.
(10) The practice of knowingly shipping or delivering products
which do not conform to the samples submitted or representations
made prior to securing the orders.
(11) Maliciously inducing or attempting to induce the breach of
existing contracts between' competitors and their customers by any
false or deceptive means whatsoever, or interfering with or obstruct-
ing the performance of any such contractual duties or services by any
such means, with the purpose of unduly hampering, injuring, or em-
barrassing competitors in their business.
(12) The defamation of competitors by falsely imputing to them
dishonorable conduct, inability to perform contracts, questionable
credit standing, or by other false representations.
(13) False representations concerning the grade or quality of the
goods of competitors with the tendency to mislead or deceive pur-
chasers or prospective purchasers.
(14) The making or causing or permitting to be made or published
any false, untrue, or deceptive statement by way of advertisement or
otherwise concerning the grade, quality, quantity, substance, charac-
ter, nature, origin, size, or preparation of any product of the industry.
(15) Maliciously enticing the employees of competitors.
(16) The circularization of threats of suit for infringement of
patent or trade mark among customers of competitors, not made in
good faith but for the purpose and with the effect of harassing and
intimidating customers.
(17) Seeking information from competitors concerning their
business by false or misleading statement or representations or by
false impersonations of one in authority.
(18) The practice of usurping designs, styles, or patterns orig-
inated by a competitor and appropriating them for one's own use
within a five-year period after such origination.
(19) The imitation of the trade marks, trade names, slogans, or
other established marks of identification of competitors.
(20) The purchase of, or subscription to an interest in, capital
stock or other obligation of a present or potential customer, where
the intent is to furnish goods in payment under conditions which
violate provisions of this Code applying to credit extensions, terms
of payment, secret rebates, and allowances, or under conditions which
are obviously designed to conceal the true nature of transactions
between seller and buyer.
(21) To make quotations or to give technical information to any
individual or firm who is not a bona fide operator in the particular
field or fields covered by the information or material wanted, for
the purpose of permitting him or it to manufacture the products
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ARTICLE IX
Whereas the policy of the Act to increase purchasing power will
be made impossible of consummation if prices of all goods and
services purchased increase as rapidly as wages, it is recognized
that price increases should be delayed and that when made the same
should, so far as reasonably possible, be limited to actual increase
in the seller's costs.
ARTICLE X-GENERAL

(1) Prior to any amendment or amendments to the constitution
or bylaws of the International Stamp Manufacturers Association,
such amendment or amendments shall first be submitted to the Ad-
ministrator for his approval.
(2) Any member of this Industry who, prior to June 16, 1933,
contracted to buy or sell any goods, wares, or merchandise at a price
fixed as of the date of said contract, for future delivery, shall make
a bona fide effort to arrive at an equitable adjustment on the price
thereof as fixed by said contract, to meet any proper increase in the
cost of such goods, wares, or merchandise imposed by virtue of any
provision of the National Industrial Recovery Act; and in the event
such effort fails to result in a mutally satisfactory adjustment, either
party to said contract may refer the same for adjustment to the Code
Authority of the Industry, which said Code Authority with the aid
and assistance of the Administrator or his properly designated agent
or agents, shall endeavor to arrive at an equitable adjustment thereof.
(3) Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain col-
lectively through representatives of their own choosing, and shall
be free from interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or
in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose
of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.
(4) No employee and no one seeking employment shall be required
as a condition of employment to join any company union or to refrain
from joining, organizing, or assisting a labor organization of his
own choosing.
(5) Employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment approved
or prescribed by the President.
(6) This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the right of the President, in accordance with the pro-
visions of Subsection (b) of Section 10 of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, from time to time to cancel or modify any order,
approval, license, rule, or regulation issued under Title I of said Act
and specifically, but without limitation, to the right of the Presi-
dent to cancel or modify his approval of this Code or any conditions
imposed by him upon his approval thereof.
(7) Within each State, this Code shall not supersede any laws
of such State imposing more stringent requirements regulating the
age of employees, wages, hours of work, or health, fire, or general
working conditions, then under this Code.
(8) Each employer shall post in conspicuous places full copies of
this Code.








(9) No provision of this Code shall be so applied as to permit
monopolies or monopolistic practices, or to eliminate, oppress, or
discriminate against small enterprises.
(10) In addition to the information required to be submitted to
the Code Authority, there shall be furnished to the Administrator
or his designated agent or agents such statistical information as the
Administrator may deem necessary for the purposes recited in Sec-
tion 3 (a) of the Act.
(11) After due notice and hearing, this Code may be amended
upon the recommendation of the Code Authority or any interested
party or group or upon the Administrator's own motion, and any
amendment or modification so determined shall be effective when
approved by the President, unless otherwise provided.
The undersigned do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true
copy of the Code of Fair Competition for the Marking Devices
Industry, submitted to the Administrator under the National Indus-
trial Recovery Act, as amended by authority of the Executive Com-
mittee of the Marking Devices Industry.
(Signed) J. R. SwrTr,
President International Stamp Manufacturers Association.
(Signed) W. L. LORD,
Secretary International Stamp Manufacturers Association.
OCTOBER 1933.
Approved Code No. 59.
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EXHIBIT A


LIST OF PRODUCTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFINING DIVISIONS OF THE MARKING
DEVICES INDUSTRY

The following listings by division and product shall serve as an index and
definition:
SECTION (1) Made-to-Order Products.
(a) Rubber Stamps.
Wood-mounted Rubber (hand) stamps
Metal-mounted Rubber (hand) stamps
All Rubber-mounted (hand) stamps
Line daters and numberers, Special
Die plate Daters, Time Stamps, Cancellers, etc.
Self-Inkers-plain, dating, etc.
Pocket stamps
Ink and Ink pads, Special
Movable Rubber type and Outfits of Special or unusual kinds
Hand Operated Printing Wheels with Rubber Dies
Printing Presses for use with Rubber dies and movable rubber type
Special Holders, Racks, Rules, Attachments, and Accessories for any
of the above
(b) Rubber Printing Dies, Moulded or Cut.-These are commonly known as
" rubber printing dies or plates and are used on many different types of print-
ing presses, for general printing purposes and for imprinting advertising mat-
ter, specifications, directions, etc., on corrugated, fibre, chip, and cardboard made
into boxes, shipping cases, display boxes, etc.; also on many different types of
articles made from steel, rubber, cellophane, wood, paper, etc.
(c) Steel Stamps, Steel Dies, and Burning Brands.
Steel Stamps
Steel Letters and Figures
Steel Type
Embossing Type
Male and Female Embossing Dies
Steel Printing Dies for paper cartons and wood boxes
Decorative tools for wood, paper, metal, etc.
Steel Matrices
Metal Dies for branding by means of heat or ink
Machinery and appliances for working with the above
(d) Brass Stamps, Brass Dies, and Milled Brass Signs.
Brass Stamps engraved for stamping letters or designs into wood,
cloth, leather, paper meats, etc.
Brass Dies for embossing book covers, paper, leather, etc.
Brass Signs made by process of milling or engraving
Brass Dies for moulding and marking soaps
Machines having brass wheels and/or dies for dating, timing, number-
ing, etc.
(e) Checks, Badges, Metal Tags, Fibre Tags, Metal Labels, and Stamped
Plates.
Metal Checks, Metal Labels, Metal Tags, Fibre Tags, time, tool, key,
trunk, trade, identification, etc., having raised or sunk letters
Badges, all shapes and forms of metal badges such as employees,
police, detectives, sheriff, marshall, firemen, etc.
Stamped Plates, for identification, license, instruction, caution, brands,
patent dates, trade marks, etc., stamped in various metals and fibres
with steel dies.
Medals, Tokens, and Pocket Pieces, etc.
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(f) Pressed Metal Signs, Metal Vehicle Tax, and Automobile License Plates.
Embossed or Debossed sheet metal signs, finished or unfinished, made
by stamping with male and female dies or type or by metal die
against rubber counter
(g) Seals.
Notary, corporation, and official documental seal presses in all sizes
operated by hand or power
Similar presses used for embossing letter heads, photographs, and cards
not exceeding 200# in weight
Metal and Plastic Dies used in above presses with metal or plastic
counters
Lead Seal Presses for sealing cars, meters, vaults, meats, cases, bags,
etc.
Wax Seals for sealing documents, valuable packages, etc.
(h) Stencils.
For Lettering or branding with paint or ink by means of brush or
spray gun.
For sand blasting letters and designs into glass, etc.
SBo. (2). Merchandise Sundries.-Manufactured on standard specifications as
kindred stock accessories to the above services and made-to-order products.
Many of these are altered or modified by the manufacturing dealer to order:
Line Daters and Numberers
Self-Inking Line Daters and Numberers, etc.
Alphabet stamps
Cost and Selling Price Stamps
Library and Revenue Dating stamps
Rotary Dating and Time stamps
Movable Rubber Type Sets
Metal Type with Rubber Face
Type Holders
Stock Rubber Hand Stamps
Marking Devices Inks
Ink Pads for Marking Devices
Numbering Machines (hand) (not typographic)
Price and Sign Markers and Chart Printers
Stamp Racks and Cases
Adjustable Stencils
Machine-Made Steel Letters and Figures
Music Chart Printers
Stencil Brushes and Pots
Stencil Cutting Machines
Holders, Racks, Rules, Attachments, and Accessories for any of the
above
Printing Presses (amateur hand operated) for metal type
NoTE-The listings in Sections (1) and (2) hereof are not intended to be
complete or altogether restrictive in defining these Divisions of the Marking
Devices Industry, but rather that they shall be suggestive of the Arts and
facilities available for other products for similar uses.




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EXHIBIT B

REGULATIONS FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE CODE or FAI3I
COM PETITION

PART OF AGREEMENT AND CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE MARKING DEVICB
INDUSTRY

1. Any employer or any employee of this Industry, or any purchaser of any
of the products of the Industry, may enter a complaint of violation of this
Code, providing such complaint is presented in writing to the Code Authority,
giving the nature of the complaint in detail, supported by all the available
evidence thereon.
(a) The Executive Secretary shall, on receipt of such complaint, notify.
the alleged violator, and request his answer. Whenever, in the judgment of
the Code Authority it shall be necessary, the Executive Secretary shall refer-
such report of violation to the Chairman of the Committee having jurisdiction
over the particular division of the Industry in which the alleged violator
operates.
(b) Copies of the complaint, of the evidence, and of the answer, shall be
furnished to the Chairman of the Committee having jurisdiction, to the com-
plainant, and to the alleged violator, in identical form and manner.
(c) The said Chairman shall set a date for a hearing on the case, to be
held not later than two weeks after the receipt by him of the complaint, and
he shall immediately endeavor to adjust a settlement thereof, either alone or
in consultation with the members of the Committee.
(d) In case such procedure fails to settle the matter to the satisfaction
of both parties, all papers relating to the case with recommendations by the
Committee of the division shall be placed before the Code Authority who,
in the event of a failure to adjust the matter in hearing to the mutual satis-
faction of both parties, shall forward all such papers to the Administrator or
his duly authorized agent or agents for such further action as may be proper
in the premises.
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