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TBA COMPANY OF THE MONTH "THE FIRESTONE TIRE CO."
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As many of you know Firestone Is the focus of my collection. I have always had a strong interest in this company. Harvey Firestone was a very interesting and inteligent man. Countless hours of research on this company have made me realize how important Firestone was to the auto industry. In the early stages of Business, Harvey Firestone faced many financial struggles due to intense research and development. Many of you may see "the mark of quality" slogan with older Firestone items. Harvey Firestone was very focused on quality and delivering value to the customer..."Most Miles Per Dollar". There were a couple of times early in the Companys history where they were on the brink of shutting the doors. Harvey Firestone Was persistent in finding capital for his company as he knew it would succeed. Rims were a very big part of their business. Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford Teamed up to create the dismountable rim for the Model T Era Cars. Once the rim design was in place...guess who got the contract for the tires FIRESTONE! This was milestone for the company and what led them to success. Firestone also got into the accessory business, Selling auto and tire related items. In the early 20's there were so many independent tire companies. Firestone now had the capital to aquire some of these smaller companies. Firestone was successful for a number of reasons. The business grew because Harvey Firestone sold VOLUME! He would constantly give substantial discounts to dealers if they bought large amounts of his tires. Harvey always looked for ways to cut costs in his business. If he could sell a better tire then the competition at a LOWER price...it pretty much sum's it up why this company grew so fast. Quality and price. Harvey was always looking for new ways to improve the tires he produced.

There is a lot detailed infomation I have left out(It would be too much to type- a lot of it is in my head). What I have written involves the early stages of the company. If you can provide more information that would be benefical to this thread please do so. Please share your Firestone related items and It would be much appreciated if Reproduction items are NOT posted in this thread. If anyone has questions on the company be sure to ask. I will do my best to answer them. These TBA of the month postings are not just for pictures. Adding history about the company is a very important part of these threads. I appreciate everyones contributions.


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Notchcad #409114 Fri Apr 12 2013 09:34 PM
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the mother of all firestone tire signs.. cool

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advertologist #409118 Fri Apr 12 2013 10:10 PM
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Thought you might be interested... The Old Motor website just posted some pics of Jules Verne Allen at a Firestone station in Albuquerque.

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57tbirdkid #409356 Sun Apr 14 2013 07:29 AM
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Here's my Firestone sign. I'd love to hear how to date the specific colors of Firestone advertising.

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Proud_Dad #409400 Sun Apr 14 2013 09:55 AM
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The latest orange and blue sign I have seen has been. 1951 most of the dst and sst signs were made in the late 30's to the early 50's


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57tbirdkid #409414 Sun Apr 14 2013 10:36 AM
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This is my one and only piece , It is double sided with both sides being in wonderful condition. Got it from a ford dealership that had it hanging since new and it came new with Ford mounted in the frame.

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coheley5 #409415 Sun Apr 14 2013 10:49 AM
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xlnt conditon & quite rare w/ford.. cool


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huskybob #409835 Mon Apr 15 2013 07:15 PM
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My Firestone

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moore798 #409837 Mon Apr 15 2013 07:22 PM
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Firestone--Red/White

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moore798 #409839 Mon Apr 15 2013 07:30 PM
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A friend on FaceBook posted this the other day. It's Downtown Spokane Washington where her dad worked. I realy liked the fire box and red white and blue letter box. Oh and the big Conoco signs

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