Armour and Company

Armour & Company was an American company and was one of the five leading firms in the meat packing industry. It was founded in Chicago, in 1867, by the Armour brothers led by Philip Danforth Armour. By 1880, the company had become Chicago's most important business and had helped make Chicago and its Union Stock Yards the center of America's meatpacking industry. During the same period, its facility in Omaha, Nebraska, boomed, as well, making the city's meatpacking industry the largest in the nation by 1959. In connection with its meatpacking operations, the company also ventured into pharmaceuticals (Armour Pharmaceuticals) and soap manufacturing, introducing Dial soap in 1948.

Presently, the Armour food brands are split between refrigerated meat (Armour, owned by Smithfield Foods) and canned shelf-stable meat products (Armour Star, owned by ConAgra Brands). The Armour pharmaceutical brand is owned by Forest Laboratories. Dial soap is now owned by Henkel.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: sponsor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-75019 16-in. 1/31/1933 Armour and Company audition, part 1 Artists vary Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75020 16-in. 1/31/1933 Armour and Company audition, part 2 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75023 16-in. 2/1/1933 Armour and Company program audition, part 1 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75024 16-in. 2/1/1933 Armour and Company program audition, part 2 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75033 16-in. 2/2/1933 Armour and Company audition. Episode 3 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75034 16-in. 2/2/1933 Armour and Company audition. Episode 3 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75051 16-in. 2/7/1933 Armour and Company audition #4 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75052 16-in. 2/7/1933 Armour and Company audition #4 Armour and Company Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75491 16-in. 4/29/1933 Audition advertising "Star Ham" H. Leopold Spitalny Radio program audition sponsor  
Victor MS-75492 16-in. 4/29/1933 Audition advertising "Star Ham" Armour and Company ; H. Leopold Spitalny Radio program audition sponsor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armour and Company," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102885.

Armour and Company. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102885.

"Armour and Company." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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