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TV Ads – 1985 – IBM Fractal Geometry Computers + Lipton Tea + K Mart + KTVV Ch 24 Newsbrief + Plexar


This IBM computer ad focuses on their introduction of fractal geometry into their computers….which allowed such applications as finding pockets of crude oil below the ground….as the ideas in the fractals, both as a body of knowledge and as a metaphor, an incredibly important way of looking at the world in the future. 

Lipton Tea is a British brand of tea….which is owned by the Unilever company. Lipton was also a supermarket chain in the United Kingdom before it was sold off to Argyll Foods….thus to allow the company to focus solely on tea. The company is named after its founder Thomas Lipton. Lipton Tea was alive and well back in the day….and still is today in 2018.

Kmart Corporation….simply known as Kmart is an American big box department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The chain’s management purchased Sears for $11 billion in 2004….thus forming a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation….as Kmart was transferred to the new Sears Holdings Corporation.  The company known as Kmart was incorporated in 1916….but the 1st Kmart named store did not open its doors until 1962.  At its peak in 2000, Kmart operated 2,171 stores including 105 Super Kmart Center locations.

This KTVV Channel 24 Austin Newsbrief covered Vice President George H. Bush’s 1985 visit to Texas…. where he was Grand Marshall of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo…..then debated Jack Kemp….while following that up by overseeing a round table discussion of education in Texas.

Brake Check is a brake repair and replacement company that has been a successful franchise operation since back in the early 1970’s….as their storefronts consists of a small office and usually 3 drive in stalls and lifts necessary for checking, repairing and replacing auto brakes.

Plexar tie-layer resins from Lyondel Basell are used in multi-layer structures with anhydride-modified polyolefins that bond dissimilar polymers together….primarily in multi-layer, co-extruded structures. Customers report that Plexar resins provide superior performance in co-extrusion applications such as blown and cast film, extrusion coating, blow molding, sheet extrusion, wire and cable technology, and in other industrial bonding applications.

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