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1950

1950 Catalog 100 Published

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1942

1942 World War II, shut down for four years except sporadic military assignments. First Catalog After WWII in 1949

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1938

1938 Progress moves to Germantown and Masters Street, 40,000 sq. ft.

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1937

1937 Progress Begins production of recessed downlights.

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1936

1936 Ruben P. Rosen joins father at Progress, 12,000 sq. ft.

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1933

1933 Frank Rosen founds Progress Manufacturing Company, producing outdoor lanterns only. 6,000 sq. ft, staff of 12.

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1917

1917 Hubbell invents toggle light switch

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1906

1906 Founded in 1906 by Frank Rosen, under the name Victory Lamp Company, Progress Lighting opened its first shop to produce gas mantles.

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1896

1896 The socket for incandescent lamps is patented by Harvey Hubbell.