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10 Brand Names Gone, But Not Forgotten
The Street via Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 16, 2011 | by Joe Mont

Posted on 08/19/2011 8:16:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

Old brands never die — they just fade away until someone figures a way to capitalize on the nostalgia for them.

From candy to retailers, even the biggest names can fall out of favor. Some disappear forever while others just become harder to find.

Eventually — if enough folks start playing "remember when?" — someone will take notice and try to cash in.

Remember Narragansett Beer? Rhode Island-based Narragansett Brewing opened for business in 1890. In 1981, the original Cranston brewery was closed and due to poor management by Falstaff (which had bought the brand in 1965) andproduction came to a near stand-still. In 2005, Mark Hellendrung, former president of Nantucket Nectars, along with a group of investors, bought the brand back from Falstaff

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To: US Navy Vet

Case IH is slowly becoming Case New Holland. all parts come in a yellow and grey package with CNH printed on them. And they are owned by parent company Fiat. I am all John Deere now.


51 posted on 08/19/2011 9:26:03 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: Larry Lucido

And the great Packard Clipper car!


52 posted on 08/19/2011 9:26:56 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are manning up!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
B&O Railroad

C&O Railroad

Baldwin Locomotives

Duz (detergent)

Bonomo's Turkish Taffy (your Dentist's best friend)

Lucky Strike

Raleigh (cigarettes)

Handi-wrap

53 posted on 08/19/2011 9:30:17 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

How about old political parties that once contributed to the country’s greatness but now have fallen into decrepitude? The Federalists. The Whigs. The Bull Moose. The Wobblies. The Democrats...


54 posted on 08/19/2011 9:30:25 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Uriah_lost

How?


55 posted on 08/19/2011 9:30:45 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Redleg Duke

American Motor Company. If it stuck around for 20 years longer, it would be the most popular car company right now.


56 posted on 08/19/2011 9:30:58 AM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I had a great idea for an economy-priced faux German beer to be sold on large college campuses called Wiesel Pis. It would be a great seller.
57 posted on 08/19/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: Dr. Sivana
For beer, I would love the return of Reingold, the Dry Beer.

My family drank Rheingold:


...also Piels beer. I remember the commercials with Bert and Harry (voiced by Bob & Ray!).


58 posted on 08/19/2011 9:31:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: US Navy Vet

A lot of brand names get bought by some company just to use the name for very inexpensive goods.

I still see Bell & Howell cameras but they are no where near the quality of the old products. Same for Argus.

I noticed Schrade knives went out of business a few years ago but I still see them for sale. Not sure if it is old stock or someone has bought the name.

Some others such as Vivitar are still selling decent products but not as good as they once were.


59 posted on 08/19/2011 9:32:55 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: wjcsux

I’ll bet you never had a delightful Hulls Export. The joke was that the government made them export it


60 posted on 08/19/2011 9:34:02 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

REAL Volkswagens.

The ones with the engine in the correct place, and no use for water except in the windshield washer bottle.

RIP 2004.


61 posted on 08/19/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: Hoodat

"F--- that S---. PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

62 posted on 08/19/2011 9:35:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wjcsux
That was the nastiest beer on the planet!
Among widely distributed beers, I would suggest Piels or Schmidts. In a league of their own were Break Beer and Koch's Holiday Ale.
63 posted on 08/19/2011 9:36:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: Calvin Locke

Yes, Fanta is still around. I think it’s owned by Coke. It is available in the US but particularly huge in Latin America.


64 posted on 08/19/2011 9:38:48 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (We need an electable conservative in 2012!)
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To: fredhead

As a young married couple, we owned two Beetles.

They were fun, quirky, easy to maintain, and economical.

Best of all, they were CHEAP!!!


65 posted on 08/19/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: wjcsux
Falstaff deserved to die. That was the nastiest beer on the planet!

Remember the generic beer in the early 80s with just a white can and a black lettered "BEER" on it. Those were manufactured by Falstaff and tasted like you had bought a case of Falstaff and left it in the trunk of your car for a week. Talk about wretched!

66 posted on 08/19/2011 9:40:01 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
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To: US Navy Vet


67 posted on 08/19/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Two long-forgotten things - a Kodak photo booth and a Fiat 850.


68 posted on 08/19/2011 9:42:44 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I don't have hobbies. I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I remember the Marathon candy bar when I was growing up in the 1970s. It was so long that the backside of the label had a ruler so you could do your math homework with it. I haven’t seen one of those in about 30 years. It was really chewy too - mostly caramel with a chocolate coating.


69 posted on 08/19/2011 9:45:33 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: US Navy Vet


70 posted on 08/19/2011 9:45:45 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY
How about picking up a bag of''.. D E N T L E R S .. ''too ??
71 posted on 08/19/2011 9:47:23 AM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Currently made and drank but the vilest swill this sailor ever tasted.

San Miguel.

You could embalm a corpse with that stuff.


72 posted on 08/19/2011 9:48:09 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: US Navy Vet

Long Live SATURN! :-)


73 posted on 08/19/2011 9:49:38 AM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: urtax$@work

Huh!


74 posted on 08/19/2011 9:52:33 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are manning up!!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
In my area a couple of old Fotomats are now drive-thru cigarette stands
75 posted on 08/19/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: US Navy Vet
My dad says the same thing. Of all the places he worked or consulted at throughout his extensive career, only one is still in business.

And these aren't all mom and pop shops, they include (at one time) the world's largest insurer, the largest textile manfacturer, and a few other large names.

If that ain't an example of working to live, rather than living to work, I don't know what is.

76 posted on 08/19/2011 9:55:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Dr. Sivana
Among widely distributed beers, I would suggest Piels or Schmidts.

...and we also had Ortlieb's and Reading...

77 posted on 08/19/2011 9:56:08 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: dfwgator

That’s suave.


78 posted on 08/19/2011 9:56:45 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: KosmicKitty
And chicklets. I hadn’t noticed they were gone

They're not. I just saw them at the dollar store last week. Peppermint, I think. Package was yellow, anyway.

Maybe the packets of the little fruity ones are gone, it's been forever since I've seen those.

79 posted on 08/19/2011 9:58:36 AM PDT by wbill
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To: US Navy Vet

Remember Microsoft? And that nasty bunch Organizing for America? Who can forget ACORN!


80 posted on 08/19/2011 9:59:03 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: wjcsux
That was the nastiest beer on the planet!

I dunno about that. Might go to Nasty-Gansett....another beer mentioned in the article. Geez, who would be nostalgic for that swill?

81 posted on 08/19/2011 10:00:56 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Dr. Sivana

I even remember almost all of the Reingold’s commercial. “My beer is Reingold, the dry beer. Think of Reingold whenever you buy beer. It’s not bitter, not sweet, extra dry flavor treat, la, la, la, la, la, la, la la, la.” I was humming it at work one day, and my boss said, “Ah, La Paloma”. Having no idea La Paloma was some operatic thingie, I just sang him the commercial...he was not impressed.


82 posted on 08/19/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

Dentler Maid
- potato chips -

http://blogs.indiewire.com/mattdentler/archives/Dentler_Maid/

one poster said there, you always just said ‘a bag of Dentlers’


83 posted on 08/19/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: no gnu taxes
MMMMMMMmmmmmmm no name beer. "

Wonder if it was manufactured by different brewers in different parts of the country?

'Twas a little before my drinking age, but I can remember Dad drinking it. I think it he said it was made by Piels, at any rate, it came in those squat little bottles.

84 posted on 08/19/2011 10:07:59 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Zenith, Philco, Hallicrafters, and Heathkit


85 posted on 08/19/2011 10:10:24 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: US Navy Vet
How many of today's "Bigs" will become defunct soon.

The average lifespan of a corporation is less than that of a human.

Ask yourself how many of today's corporate giants were around 75 years ago and how many of companies that were a big deal 75 years ago are still big today?

86 posted on 08/19/2011 10:17:09 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Bonomo's Turkish Taffy (your Dentist's best friend)

It's back! Just picked up some vanilla and banana at a Cracker Barrel! They also had chocolate and strawberry! I literally went ape when I saw them.
87 posted on 08/19/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by klgator
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To: fredhead
When I was a kid growing up in New York City, I would go to Lafayette Radio Electronics for my electrical parts:


88 posted on 08/19/2011 10:22:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: oh8eleven

Back in the early 80’s a brother of mine was taking gym class in high school and at the beginning of the class they would go to the locker room and change into their gym clothes, leaving their other clothes in the locker room. There were no lockers in the “locker room” to store your clothes so you placed them in your own pile when changing.

The gym teacher pulled the boys in first day of class and said I hate a thief, if anything gets stolen in here I will let the others in the class deal with the thief and I will see nothing, understand. A week or two passes and nothing happens then things start disappearing out of the clothes in the locker room, money, gum, candy etc... No one could catch the thief in the act. They eventually hit my brothers clothes and stole his new pack of bubble gum.

He decides to retaliate on the unknown culprit by buying a pack of Chicklets and a pack of laxative Feenamint gum and putting the Feenamint in the Chicklet package and leaving it in his clothes. Sure enough it was taken and the next day the class noticed one of the other classmates out. He comes back and he had diarrhea. So a couple of others watch this clod and sure enough Feenamint boy strikes again but is seen. The class counseled him in the error of his ways and there were no more thefts.


89 posted on 08/19/2011 10:35:42 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Prov1322
...and we also had Ortlieb's and Reading...

Never tried Reading, but I did have Ortlieb's. Onthe can was the suggestion to "Try Joe's Beer." It was good for a cheap beer. Not Genessee good, or even Tuborg good, but good.
90 posted on 08/19/2011 10:39:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: COBOL2Java

I LOVED the Lafayette in Hamden, CT. It was the only place besides teh COlumbia Record Club that you could buy pre-recorded open reel tapes. Their catalogue kept me entertained as a kid for hours. I really wanted the $230 under-dash Norelco cassette tape recorder with included hand-held mic. It was 100x everything Radio Shack pretended to be.


91 posted on 08/19/2011 10:42:21 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: COBOL2Java
The Lafayette catalog had just about everything you needed back in the 50's and 60's in the way of electronics.

They got a few coins from the old Cajun.

92 posted on 08/19/2011 10:42:41 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: urtax$@work

I looked it up then remembered. I liked the barbeque best.
They morphed into Lay’s. Even had the same bag forever.
Remember Valient’s subs??


93 posted on 08/19/2011 10:42:50 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are manning up!!)
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To: sarge83

We all know why this disappeared.
94 posted on 08/19/2011 10:46:42 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Remember when there were more than three toy companies?

Besides Mattel and Hasbro, there were Kenner, Marx, Remco, Selchow & Righter, Parker Brothers (as a free standing entity), A.C. Gilbert, Ideal, Aurora, Lionel. Everything from model trains to Erector Sets, to Crazy Cars.
95 posted on 08/19/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: US Navy Vet
How about the MGB/GT?

Fun car to drive. We kept ours until it cost more to keep it running than to buy a new car. :-)


96 posted on 08/19/2011 10:54:08 AM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: Dr. Sivana
On rare occasions the philly.com website can be useful (certainly not for objective news reporting or rational editorial/blog content)...

These ads from the 1950s are scanned from the Inquirer archives.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/1950s_ads.html?cmpid=44569832

These ads from the 1960s are scanned from the Inquirer archives.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/1960s_Inquirer_ads.html?cmpid=102540079

97 posted on 08/19/2011 10:55:38 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Aunt Polgara
And its sister, the Triumph GT6

98 posted on 08/19/2011 11:08:42 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: fredhead
Zenith, Philco, Hallicrafters, and Heathkit

From Heathkit's website (www.heathkit.com):

HEATHKIT IS BACK In The Kit Business!

In late August, Heathkit will debut their new line of Do-it-Yourself kits for common around-the-house items. The first kit will be a Garage Parking Assistant (GPA). The Garage Parking assistant kit lets you build your own system that uses ultrasonic sound waves to locate your car as it enters the garage. The system signals to the driver using LED lights mounted on the wall when the car is detected and in the perfect spot for parking.

The GPA-100 kit consists of two primary assemblies - The LED Display in kit form and the pre-assembled ultrasonic range module. the kit will include everything you need to complete the project except a soldering iron and hand tools.

Next on the market will be a Wireless Swimming Pool Monitor kit followed by many more. Heathkit wants to continue to bring to its customers interesting, unique Heathkit products. Heathkit is interested in learning what types of products kit builders would like to build. Kit builders can submit their suggestions through this website using the Contact Us email.


99 posted on 08/19/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Kommodor
I wasn't aware of the most recent re-emergence of the Indian brandname; there have been several before. Other than sharing the name, does this have any lineage back to the old Indian Motorcycles?

Cool bikes. If my mid-life crisis is deep enough, I may have to convince Mrs. CommerceComet that I need one of these to go with the Can-Am Spyder that I so covet.

100 posted on 08/19/2011 11:16:25 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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