Attached is an article I recently wrote on this subject
Interesting read, thanks for sharing with the forum.
Really neat story Guy. I wasn't aware of the family relationship between Kingsford and Ford.
Guy, That's a very nice & informative article you wrote. Thanks for posting it here for all of us.
BTW, Is the nickname for the Kingsford High School sports teams still "The Flivvers"? I know it was about 10 years ago when our T Club Chapter, The
Dairyland Tin Lizzies, visited there, but it may have changed since then.
Keith, Still and always the Flivver's,
Any truth to the tale about a flivver appearing on the bag at one time? I don't see one in the picture.
Guy, excellent article, thank you for that. It's fun to know the wherefore of these things. Funny, I've always felt Kingsford briquets are the best !! ( goes with being a Model T guy ? )
https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+kingsford+charcoal+bag&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS7 00US700&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9552C7MvXAhULOiYKHcqyBYkQsAQ IJw&biw=1280&bih=670
The current production run of Kingsford Charcoal Briquette's has a short abbreviated history on the bag about the Ford connection.
If any of you haven't seen how a "briquetter" works, it's quite a machine. In a past life, I was a maintenance foreman in a lead recycling plant. We used one of those to make lead dust that was recycled into briquettes to run back through the blast furnace. That's where I became a huge believer in red Loctite, but that's another story. Dave