Re: Kingan packing

Richard Townsend

Don't assume that Hygrade's purchase of Kingan meant the Kingan brand immediately went away. Many brands have value in themselves. Many companies operated the "legacy" brands long after a buyout. Nestle bought Carnation, Hersey bought Reese's, etc. The brands live on. I've seen information somewhere that indicated Kingan lasted into the 1960's. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Donald B. Valentine via <riverman_vt@...>
To: main <>
Sent: Sun, Apr 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Kingan packing

Hi Brian,

    From my study of met reefers with the late Bob Witbeck in the mid and late 1990's I'd suggest that in the
five year time frame between Hygrade purchasing Kingan in 1952 and your 1957 modeling era I'd be rather
surprised if all cars had not been repainted in that interim. A car repainted just before the sale, maybe. but 
otherwise unlikely.

My best, Don Valentine

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