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C-Thru

C-Thru

   Since pioneering the manufacture of transparent plastic rulers in the United States in 1939, C-Thru's reputation as a cutting edge innovator and an international leader in the production of measurement and art materials has been unparalleled.

   C-Thru products are the best of their category available.

   C-Thru's breadth of product lines is unmatched.

   C-Thru's commitment to value-pricing through low overhead and high technology ensures competitive pricing.

   C-Thru's custom product partnership helps extend your offering with virtually no effort and zero inventory.

   C-Thru's established, worldwide reputation will draw customers back again and again.

   C-thru's user friendly, user-tested packaging moves product rapidly.


   The company was formed in 1939 in Bloomfield, (CT) by Jennie R. Zachs, a schoolteacher, who saw the need for transparent measuring tools such as rulers, triangles, curves and protractors. Over the years, the company developed a strong reputation in the school and craft markets for high quality measuring devices, and for specialized products for drafting, designing and drawing.

   During the 1990s, the company expanded into the paper crafting and scrapbooking fields under the Little Yellow Bicycle and Déjà Views brands.

   In June 2012, Acme United Corporation bought the ruler, lettering and drafting portions of C-Thru Ruler. The scrap booking part of the business, continues to be managed by the Zachs family under the Little Yellow Bicycle Inc. name.
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