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NOMA (company)

Summary
NOMA was a company best known for making Christmas lights. It was once the largest manufacturer of holiday lighting in the world. As of 2021, the rights to the brand in Canada and the United States are owned by Canadian Tire, which sells NOMA-branded products through its namesake stores in Canada, and through an e-commerce website in the United States. History Background Electric Christmas lights were first used in 1882, but were not commercially available until around 1901, with pre-wired sets available by 1903. By 1920 they were popular, with a range of small and large manufacturers. The lighting sets, or "outfits", were of fixed length, with only limited and difficult to use options available to use more than one string together. In 1921, Lester Haft filed a patent for a system to interconnect multiple strings. Several small companies licenses the patent from Haft's employer, C. D. Wood Electric. Morris Propp, whose company w
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