Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Liberty House and Rhodes Join Forces 1972
In my perusing to find information on Liberty House, I stumbled across this brilliant ad for calculators in 1972.
Offered at the lowest price they've ever had, a bulking monster of a calculator is priced at an unbelievable low $68.99!
The Summit K-116 "pocket calculator" (lower right corner) is offered at $89.99. It includes a fancy leather case. This calculator was LED... and I know because we owned this model. It broke, but I had no idea my parents used an entire paycheck to buy it.
Partially-related, an ad in the upper right corner announced the joining of forces of Liberty House and Rhodes Stores. Both stores were owned by Amfac and it seemed a logical combination. However, disparities existed between the Liberty House and Rhodes Stores locations, typically in store size. Liberty House was typically much larger and preferred mall locations. Rhodes had off-mall locations and typically smaller footprints, such as Concord and Dublin. Nevertheless, the union lasted until Liberty House left the mainland altogether.