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Quaker Oats Company
Description: Reverse reads, "Quaker Oats Company, located at the SW corner of Howard and Mill Sts. This is the site of Crosby's five-stone mill. The Ohio canal is in the rear of these buildings which today are essentially the same." The American Cereal Company was founded in 1891. While its corporate offices were eventually located in Chicago, Illinois, the primary manufacturing center for its cereals was in Akron, Ohio. The company's main product was oats used in cereal. American Cereal Company sold the oats with a picture of a Quaker on the packaging. In 1901, as the American Cereal Company began producing additional products, a parent company was formed, known as Quaker Oats. By the early 1900s, Quaker Oats had become the largest cereal manufacturer in the world. During the twentieth century, Quaker Oats has diversified its products beyond its original oats. In 2001, Quaker Oats became a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., the manufacturer of Pepsi soft drinks. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F10_010_1
Subjects: Business and Labor; Factories; Industries--Ohio--Akron; Quaker Oats Company; Industries--Ohio--History--Pictorial works; United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio)
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)