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MADE THE MEN’S CLUB WAY IN THE 1950’s

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Armour & Company was an American company and was one
of the  five leading firms in the
meat packing industry
. It was
founded in
 
Chicago, in 1867, by the Armour brothers led by
Philip Danforth Armour Sr. 

In connection with its meatpacking operations, the company
also ventured into pharmaceuticals (Armour Pharmaceuticals)
and soap manufacturing, introducing
Dial soap in 1948.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

   

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Philip Danforth Armour Sr.
(16 May 1832 – 6 January 1901)

    

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AUTUMN BEGINS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

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1940s personal care magazine ad.

In 1840, the J.B. Williams Company in Glastonbury,
Connecticut
, manufactured soap under the name
Ivorine. Williams decided to focus on its shaving
soap and sold Ivorine to Procter & Gamble, which
later developed Ivory.


1800s

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REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

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Cheeseburger day is celebrated annually on the 18th of September.

This celebration of one of the most iconic and delicious foods has
been taking place every year since the early part of the Roaring 20s.

The story goes that a teenager, Lionel Sternberger, who was working
in his father’s sandwich shop, The Rite Spot in Pasadena, California, 
just decided to put a slice of American cheese on a burger one day        
and found it to be tasty so he shared the idea with his dad who
liked it too. And, thus, the cheeseburger was born.

Although the idea was thought to be created in California in 1924,
the first actual sandwich to be marketed that was first called the
“cheeseburger” was at Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky
in 1934. But the following year, in 1935, the term “cheeseburger”
was actually trademarked in another place, at the Humpty Dumpty
Drive-in in Denver, Colorado. It seems that people all over the U.S. 
have taken credit for the invention of the cheeseburger!
   

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AMERICA’S FINEST LOW-PRICED CAR IN 1940

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Pontiac was named after the famous
Ottawa chief (below),
who had also given his name to the city of
Pontiac,
Michigan
, where the car was produced.


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                  Chief Pontiac (Ottawa leader)
                    (c. 1714/20 – April 20, 1769)

           

                   The first logo of Pontiac was
                   launched in 1926 and featured 
                   the native American chief.


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FIRST ATM MACHINE OPENED ON THIS DAY

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On September 2, 1969, America’s first automatic teller
machine
(ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing
cash to customers at
Chemical Bank in Rockville
Centre,
New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the
banking industry,
eliminating the need to visit a bank
to conduct basic financial transactions.  

By the 1980s, these money machines had become
widely popular and handled
many of the functions
previously performed by human tellers, such as
check deposits and  money transfers between
accounts. 

Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people
as cell phones and e-mail.



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Donald C. Wetzel (93) is an American businessman known
for holding the USA patent to the
automatic teller machine.

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