Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Corkhill Car

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.


Corkhill Brand Products car 1920s in collection of Violetta Davis Ryan



I wonder if this car sporting the “Corkhill Brand Products” label was calling on my great grandfather Walter Davis who ran a store in Shenandoah, Virginia.  Corkran, Hill & Company, a distributor of meat and margarine, prevailed in a lawsuit over a trademark patent in 1920.


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  1. So...wonder who was trying to steal their trademark???

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    1. It was the A. H. Kuhlemann Company of Baltimore, the manufacturer of the margarine that Corkran Hill distributed. Corkran Hill had developed a logo for "Orange Brand" margarine, as they called it, and used it for years before AHK decided to use and register the name. Simply put, the dispute was between manufacturer and distributor.

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  2. Brrr! Look at all that snow in the picture!

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    1. Yes, I thought it was a timely photo considering our current "Polar Vortex."

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