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Partners in Progress Since 1886

[Schenectady County seal and General Electric logo]

[This advertisement is from the Schenectady County Sesquicentennial Historical Souvenir Program, published in 1959 by the Schenectady Commemorative Committee, Inc. The Schenectady County Public Library has copies in its Schenectady Collection [Schdy R 974.744 S3245] and others available for borrowing.]

The establishment in 1886 of the Edison Machine Works in Schenectady marked the beginning of a new era of progress in partnership with the community. For it was at that time that many of the far-sighted citizens of Schenectady joined together to persuade Edison to locate here.

Few people realized the potential which rested with this infant electrical industry. Yet, as laboratory developments were perfected into products - progress was made. The "Works" grew . . . became the General Electric Company . . . provided additional employment opportunities for the area.

Over the years continued research and development activities have created new jobs, opened new markets and helped General Electric to grow. Today, thanks to research, more than one-third of all GE employees are producing products that didn't even exist before World War II.

But research is just one element that leads to progress. There are many others. Equally important are the contributions being made every day by thousands of GE people who devote their skills, talents, and abilities to producing superior products that our customers want.

As a partner, the community shares in such progress by being responsive to the needs of industry and its people, by doing the things that make it a good place in which to live and work and play and operate a business.

Since 1886, General Electric has been a partner in progress with Schenectady. This is one of the reasons why we feel we can proudly say that

Progress Is Our Most Important Product

GENERAL ELECTRIC

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