Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vintage Ad : Quaker Oats - Rare Print Ads

Quaker Oats company was started in 1901 by amalgamation of 4 cereal milling companies.

  • Quaker Mill Company of Ravenna,Ohio.:  Henry D. Seymour, one of the founders of Quaker Mill company, trademarked the Quaker brand in 1877, making it the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal. Though none of the founding members were Quakers , the image was chosen, for the Quakers represented purity, simplicity and quality as per the encyclopedia article that Seymour was inspired by.
  • A cereal mill in Iowa
  • The German Mills American Oatmill Company, owned by the "The Oatmeal King"
  • The Rob Lewis & Co. American Oats and Barley Oatmeal Corporation.
The 'Quaker Oats' man is not modeled after a real person and does not have a name. Though within the company he is called 'Larry'

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