Atomic brand names

“In the early 1900s,  radium was more valuable than gold and platinum. As such, the term “Radium” was incorporated into the brand names of any number of products even when these products didn’t actually contain radium. The same was true for the term “X-Ray.”"

-  Health Physics Instrumentation Collection

5 comments to Atomic brand names

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    [...] s); })(); Atomic Brand NamesBeim Retronaut gibt es eine kleine Kollektion von „Atomic Brand Names“ zu sehen. Produkte und Firmennamen aus einer wahrhaft anderen Zeit: Noch bis Mitte der 30er Jahre [...]

  • Andy

    This reminds me of the type of thing you would see in Fallout

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  • Atomic And Radioactive Brand Names | Disinformation

    [...] How To Be A Retronaut has a nice collection of early to mid-twentieth century consumer brands that tapped into a general public enthusiasm for anything related to atomic bombs and radiation. Those were simpler times, when happiness meant an atomic meal on every kitchen table and Radium-based products in every medicine cabinet. [...]

  • Mike

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there WERE patent medicines/snake oil that really contained radium (!) that greatly accelerated the user’s expire date!

    So, it wasn’t just a catchy advertising word, it was an insane ingredient!

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