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Advertising Heats Up


By Pete Lewnes  |  Originally published in Voices of Laurel Winter 2022

With winter settling in, it’s always smart to check the temperature before venturing outside. Merchants from yesteryear recognized an opportunity to put their name on something that customers would see and use daily, and advertising thermometers became highly popular giveaway items. Laurel Furniture Company was one of the most prolific, but several other businesses in town offered them as well. Here are a few thermometers from our collection—and they all still work!

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