In chatting with a friend he threw this at me.
I was surprised it wasn't labeled Kingsford but maybe the in-house stuff wasn't?
Any idea as to its value?
Before Kingsford charcoal there was Ford charcoal. Fords Iron Mountain plant began construction in 1920. Briquetting equipment was added about 1923. There was no town of Kingsford when the plant was built.Charcoal was bagged under the Ford brand name. This continued until 1951 when the Iron Mountain plant closed. A consortium of business people bought the Ford plant, formed the Kingsford Chemical Company and continued bagging charcoal under the Kingsford brand name. The village of Kingsford was formed in 1923, became a City in 1947. See my article written on this subject. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/809617.html
These are some of my bags.
As to Value, not real common. I have paid up to $50 for NOS bag
I know the history of Kingsford but wasn't aware of these bags and my friend wasn't either.
Pretty neat piece I think.......
These were available at Ford Dealers. They came in 2 sizes. This is the larger one
Dan, there were actually three sizes of grills, 10,20,30
Attached is a copy of a pamphlet that is not listed in the above post. Also, is an instruction sheet
On my pamphlet it only shows #10 and #20, apparently #30 came out later.
I knew about Kingsford and the Ford connection, but wasn't aware that Ford marketed the briquets and stoves under their name.
Thanks for shedding light on a "burning" subject.
Learn something new every day! Thanks!