I have been trying to track my great grandfather's life as detailed as possible. In doing so, I came across two nearly identical entries for him in the Polk's Worcester City Directories, one from 1939, the other from 1941. The 1939 entry looks like this:
The 1941 entry looks like this:
I have looked on the Internet for what this abbreviation means, but I have had no luck. I read about one person theorizing that it is some sort of automotive service center, but I doubt this given my great grandfather's profession (pipe fitter). I am guessing SVO Co was some sort of construction or manufacturing company that was around in Worcester around 1940, but I cannot find anything to corroborate this.
My question is two-fold. First, what does "SVO Co" stand for? And, I'll save everyone the time of looking for the abbreviations in the reference. This is the abbreviations page from the 1939 directory:
And here is the 1941 abbreviations list:
The second part to my question is only if you are unable to find out what the abbreviation means. So, if you cannot find the full name, could you possibly point me to some resources that I could look over to find the answer? Thanks for the help, all.