Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Putative Pyromanics Plotting Pilgramges

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "P".


Didn't you just love those as a kid? My son's former pediatrician collected these and in her office, all along the hallway were all the Pez dispensers (I swear) that were ever made. What I never realized is that Pez is an Austrian candy.

Here's a little snippet of Pez history from Wikipedia's site:

"Pez was first marketed as a compressed peppermint sweet or candy in Vienna, Austria. It was invented in 1927 in Vienna by a candy maker named Eduard Haas III. Haas invented peppermints using family owned baking powders, and decided to serve the mints in small, hand-size containers. He manufactured a small tin to hold the mints, similar to the modern Altoids tins. The first Pez mint dispensers, known as "regulars," were similar in shape to a cigarette lighter, and dispensed an adult breath mint marketed as an alternative to smoking. They were invented by Oscar Uxa. Haas Food Manufacturing Corporation of Vienna, Austria, was the first to sell Pez products.
World War II slowed marketing and production. In 1945, manufacturers devised and promoted the Pez Box Regular. In 1952 Eduard Haas introduced his product to the United States, and Curtis Allina headed Pez's U.S. business. In 1955, the Pez company placed heads on the dispensers and marketed them for children. Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse were among the first character dispensers. Since 1950, over 1500 Pez dispensers, including the original character dispensers have been created."


"What planet are you from?" Great line...the name, 'planet' is from the ancient Greeks and it means, wandering star.


I'm a pattern 'hound' if you will....I just can't help myself. I have a huge image file called, "Patterns". You might recognize this pattern as belonging to Escher. His images were mathematically based-me? I just like patterns whether or not they are random or mathematically based.


I don't know much about electronics. Perhaps polyester capacitors are an everyday thing,even though this circuit board looks a wee bit antiquated. If you want to totally 'geek out' and read up on polyester capacitors, be sure to click on the link!


Carver said...

Fantastic P post. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

We made some good money selling some vintage hard to find Pez containers.
When we lived in the San Francisco Bay Area we visited the Pez museum in Burlingame,CA. It can be a fascinating hobby.
Love all your eclectic choices for the letter P.

Sylvia K said...

You always have the greatest words for the day whatever the letter is and the P Day is no exception! I love these! Hope your week is going well, Paula! Enjoy!


Ann said...

I think they make PEZ in any form or shape or character there is. I have bought hundreds over the years for my now adult children. Thanks for your visit today.


Ann said...

I think they make PEZ in any form or shape or character there is. I have bought hundreds over the years for my now adult children. Thanks for your visit today.


Tina´s PicStory said...

perfect P. love the planet :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Those are classic PEZ dispensers, which made up for rather mediocre candy!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Black Jack's Carol said...

I guess I led a deprived childhood because I had never heard of Pez. Thanks for the introduction :)

chubskulit said...

My kids has a big collection of PEZ at home. Each of them has it's own favorite.

P is for Pizzaroni
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Lighthousegal said...

ABC-Wed. looks like a fun meme. I like your photos. I have seen so many different Pez candy dispensers. I worked retail for 10 years and they were often found along the check lanes especially around holidays. They are fun and not too expensive. Kids do love them.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!


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