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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Remember name brands?

Ya reminiscing again.

The big 3 cars. GM, Ford, Chrysler.
Appliances. GE, Westinghouse, Kenmore, Frigidaire
TV Admiral, Zenith, RCA, Motorola
Groceries A&P, National T, Kroger
Dept Stores Sears, Gimbles, Marshall Fields, Dayton, Mayce
Tires Goodyear, Firestone, US Royal, Goodrich
Dime Stores Woolworth,
Trains Santa Fe Super Chief, NYC 20th Century, Burlington, Northern Pacific
Planes NW Orient, TWA, Midwest,

A lot has changed in 50 years. Not referring to high tech, smart phones, tweet, etc just ordinary stuff.
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My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
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Remember Western Auto stores?

Remember when Radio Shack was a Radio Shack, not a cellphone kiosk?

Remember walking Main St to Christmas shop rather than a mall?

Catalogs! As a kid we used to shop the Sears and Wards Christmas Catalogs.

Anyone remember Craftsman mail-order houses?

Full service gas stations - Texaco, Mobil, Sunoco (tiger in your tank), Gulf, Shell, Esso and Esco before it became Exxon. They had 'lube bays' and (if you were lucky) a soda machine, coffee pot & candy bars.

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My good old days aren't as far back as yours...I'm going to be 49 on Sunday.

Pan Am & Eastern Airlines are two from my younger days
Air Florida..one of those cheap carriers after the airlines deregulated.
Commodore - a Vic20 was my first computer. Also had a Commodore 64 right after high-school (around 1986)
CompuServe - remember using my computer to dial-up and get stock quotes back around 1988

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American Motors, Gateway 2000, The Bell system.

It was an Air Florida flight that crashed in the Potomac back in the 80's I believe.

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Now we have Trump....
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The other day it was announced Sears sold the Kenmore appliance brand name. That kinda got me off on this.

Pepsi used to advertise 2 full glasses. Coke was 6 ounces. 7 up 7 ounces!

Dina Shore sang See the USA in your Chevrolet....America's the greatest land of all.....


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.

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I haven't seen anything about Sears selling off the Kenmore brand name. I know in December it was an option for Sears to sell it. Sears did sell the Craftsman name to Stanley. Any other info?



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I heard it on the net, must be true!


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
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Some brand names gone by the wayside are not lamentable. Yugo what I mean?

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If you really want to see the change, look at the companies that make up the Dow 1956

Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation
General Electric Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
American Can Company
General Foods Corporation
Sears Roebuck & Company
American Smelting & Refining Company
General Motors Corporation
Standard Oil Co. of California
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey
American Tobacco Company (B shares)
International Harvester Company
The Texas Company
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
International Nickel Company, Ltd.
Union Carbide Corporation
Chrysler Corporation
International Paper Company ↑
United Aircraft Corporation
Corn Products Refining Company
Johns-Manville Corporation
United States Steel Corporation
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
National Distillers Products Corporation
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Eastman Kodak Company
National Steel Corporation
F. W. Woolworth Company

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Gemco! Not sure how far outside of California they went but they were the original "Target" kinda stores.

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I remember when things used to be made in America. When you used to be able to look at those name brands, and just by doing so could tell whether they were made here, or over seas.

Now, I'm in no way bashing anyone from another country. Just with (what seems like) every manufacturing company leaving the country, it make me wonder what this country really produces anymore.

Sorry I probably went a little off track. But it's one of the things that I really like about my Mustang. Thinking about how probably a regular american guy, maybe with a family and kids, built that car, then took his steel lunch box and went back home to that family living on some suburban street. Maybe watched a game baseball. Back in a time when people took pride in, and cared about what they built.....


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