• Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Nuts for Holcomb and Hoke

    Holcomb and Hoke made a fortune selling Popcorn machines from the 19-teens through the 1930s. Many of the machines had a peanut toasting attachment. Vintage peanut bag, ca 1920, eBay Just a Couple of Nuts…...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: J. I. Holcomb Manufacturing Company

    Business: J. I. Holcomb Manufacturing Company Year of this Advertisement: 1939 Location:  Barth Avenue and Palmer Street, former home of the Leedy Manufacturing Company (located there from 1903-1930) Neighborhood: Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood What they did: Developed and sold cleaning products...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: American Box Ball Company

    James I. Holcomb (the namesake of the J.I. Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium) and Jacob Frederick “Fred” Hoke met during a Jefferson, Kentucky, Sunday School class in 1894.  The two men could not have been more...

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