Lampl Knitwear Company

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From 1943 until her marriage in 1943, Ellen O'Malley worked at Lampl Knitwear—manufactured knitwear for women and men—including casual wear, formal wear, sportswear, and donating certain products for the war effort. Ellen worked her way up from a secretary to Accounts Payable. Her new job title included her own office and secretary. In addition to these perks, Ellen always kept a water pitcher and glass on her desk that, to her, was a sign she had arrived. Shortly before her marriage, Ellen was talking to one of her co-workers about their boss, Mr. Lampl—complaining how strict and difficult he was. Ellen extolled the virtues of Mr. Lampl.  Without realizing it, Mr. Lampl was in the office next door and overheard their exchange. To reward her loyalty, he paid for Ellen's wedding reception.

1936 ad for Lampl Knitwear