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TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Corn Flakes + Firestone Tune Up & Tires


Corn flakes, or cornflakes, are a popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corn. The cereal was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894….as a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan where he was superintendent. The breakfast cereal proved popular among the patients and the Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) was set up to produce corn flakes for the wider public…as a patent for the process was granted in 1896. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes became so popular that the company added frosted sugar to the flakes….and this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite cereal of all time was born…Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes.

The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era.  Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles….as the company became the pioneer in the mass production of tires. Harvey Firestone had a friendship with Henry Ford…..who used this relationship to become the original equipment supplier of Ford Motor Company automobiles….and was also active in the replacement market. In the mid-1970’s the retail outlets for Firestone Tires also became tune-up and lube centers as portrayed in this video herewith.

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