History of Gas??

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History of Gas??

Post by donnie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Yes, here it is... The full text doesn't appear to be online. It would probably be fun to look at.
The title struck me as kind of funny. Maybe the sequel is The History of Air? :)
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by Kitty » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:34 pm

Oh, man! That looks interesting. That's some fancy clothing on those 'flames'. :)
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by donnie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:58 am

It's on sale here—for $50. :( https://comicbookrealm.com/series/35816 ... ory-of-gas

Oh well, here is the end of the story at least. It's apparently a vintage comic book form 1947.
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by Kitty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:19 pm

"....His first comic was The History of Gas, 1947, done for the American Gas Association. It introduced the charming Miss Flame, telling the history of gas from its discovery by the Chinese centuries ago. Miss Flame was subsequently used as a gas industry trademark for over 20 years. Script and concept were by Malcolm Ater and art and character design by Jack Sparling."

Quite interesting! I'm going to do a bit more digging.
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by Kitty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:21 pm

https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=417751

A tad more info on this page.
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by donnie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:26 pm

Miss Flame is described as sassy. I guess if you're made of fire, you would be. :)

Is there Sunbeam brand bread in your area, or was there when you were growing up? There is a character named Sally Sunbeam who is the brand's mascot. (I think she's still on the package). I believe there was a series of comic book adventures starring her back sometime maybe about this same time period as Miss Flame.

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Re: History of Gas??

Post by Kitty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:46 pm

I didn't know that! Yes, I know about Sunbeam. Mildly amusing story: We had Wee Sing And Play tapes when we were really little. They came with booklets that had words to the songs so you could follow along. There was one song that went "Let Me Be Your Sunbeam" and I always pictured a little loaf of bread. :lol: I've always been kind of strange, so it's fitting!!!
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Re: History of Gas??

Post by donnie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:03 pm

:lol: That's funny. That sounds like something I would have done.

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