Miller Engineering Animation 7062 Planters Peanuts, Small


#7062 - Planters Peanuts
Size 2" wide x 2.25 T
Suitable for N/HO scales
New Page 1

An Italian immigrant named
Amedeo Obici, founder of

Planters, was born in 1876 in the small town of

Oderzo, near Venice, Italy. He came to America, first

to Brooklyn then to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He

opened his own fruit stand and invested in a peanut

roaster. Here he linked his life's fortune with the


Two years later, the firm was incorporated as

Planters Nut and Chocolate Company. Planter's

mascot, Mr. Peanut, is such a nut! Everybody's just

crazy about him! Since his introduction in 1916, to

help advertise the sales of the country's first roasted

peanut company, Mr. Peanut has become one of the

nation's best-known advertising characters. Based on

the original drawing of a 13-year-old boy, the

ever-dapper Mr. Peanut eventually added a top hat,

white spats, ebony cane, and monocle to his unique

ensemble. Limited edition sign!

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