F & W Grand Co.
F & W Grand 5-10-25 Cent Stores, Inc., New York, USA
Last seen: 07-Oct-1927
The first appearance of their branded Grand-Tone tubes was in March of 1925. Their Christmas 1924 ads did not indicate they had yet branded the tubes being sold. Though we see their ads drop off in late 1927, this may have been due to waning store sales in general. By 1931, the company was acquired by H. L. Green company.
Given the number of FW Grand stores in 1926-27, we can safely assume that sales were good, and that quite a few Grand-Tone tubes made it into the marketplace. Grand-Tone was being used widely by the company as a brand for many goods, like Sears used Kenmore and Craftsman.
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