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#360377 - Wed Oct 03 2012 07:27 PM TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE"
57tbirdkid Offline
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Company History from Prestone:
Originally, motorists drove cars without heaters or side windows, making winter driving very unpleasant. In addition, it was extremely difficult to start a car in cold weather. The eventual development of car heaters and side windows, and the improvement of engines and lubricants led to more winter driving and the requirement of antifreeze/coolant. Many compounds were used with water, such as honey, sugar, molasses and, the most popular, methyl alcohol. Despite good cooling ability, alcohol had the significant drawbacks of boilaway, odor and flammability. Motorists were perpetually uncertain about their freezing protection.

The company was formed in 1917 as Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation, acquiring four earlier companies: Linde Air Products Company (established 1907), National Carbon Company (1899), Prest-O-Lite Company, Inc. (1913), and Union Carbide Company (1898). It assumed the name Union Carbide Corporation in 1957.
Formed during wartime, the company immediately took on the manufacture of new diversified products, providing helium, ferrozirconium, and activated carbon for the U.S. military, thus setting the pattern for the company’s future development. After World War I, it retained its chemicals business and moved into the consumer field, becoming one of the first companies to use market research to discover potential consumer needs and creating products to fill them. Early products of this type were the first antifreeze, Prestone (introduced in 1927), and the first batteries for portable radios, under the Eveready brand (introduced in 1959).
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#360390 - Wed Oct 03 2012 07:49 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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My Eveready Prestone Anti-freeze can:

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#360397 - Wed Oct 03 2012 08:11 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: Bob Richards]
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Registered: Wed Oct 27 2010
Loc: Upstate NY
my lil collection

missing are my 3 thermometer's


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#360409 - Wed Oct 03 2012 08:51 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: TILLER]
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#360462 - Thu Oct 04 2012 12:01 AM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: huskybob]
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Three porcelain thermometers.


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#360572 - Thu Oct 04 2012 02:58 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: Dave's Garage]
lv2xlr8 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 04 2010
Loc: IL
I am in search of an original Prestone thermometer with the "You're SET SAGE SURE." Are these, or any of the thermometers reproduced? I have previously stayed away from signage, as I just don't feel knowledgeable enough to avoid fakes.

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#360578 - Thu Oct 04 2012 03:22 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: lv2xlr8]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I am one of those "strange" Collectors who likes advertising almost as much as I like other items... (Almost)


A Magazine ad from 1929:



1937 ad:



1942 ad:




A nice looking banner:

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#360594 - Thu Oct 04 2012 05:08 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: Bob Richards]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Thanks for everyones participation so far keep em coming!!



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#360841 - Fri Oct 05 2012 07:21 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: 57tbirdkid]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
There has to be be more items..... lets see them!
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#360962 - Sat Oct 06 2012 11:46 AM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Okay, here are some more. Cheers, Don.


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#360998 - Sat Oct 06 2012 05:13 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: coopersplace]
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Registered: Sat Oct 06 2012
Loc: Ohio
Right before they were yellow.....


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#361181 - Sun Oct 07 2012 03:48 PM Re: TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "PRESTONE" [Re: Big]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
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