Philadelphia Gum

The Philadelphia Chewing Gum Company was an American candy, chewing gum, and confectionery company.

The company was established in 1948 in Havertown, Pennsylvania, by Edward P. Fenimore (a longtime chewing gum expert who was with Bowman Gum). His son Edward L. Fenimore, served as president of the company and for a period, as the Chairman of the National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers. His sons, Edward P. II & Richard L., later joined him on the management team, making the company a third generation family owned and operated business. All products, many of which were sold under the Swell brand name, were manufactured in a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) factory just west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In July 2003, Concord Confections acquired the Philadelphia Gum Company and its brand names and shortly after closed the Havertown plant (Concord was acquired by Tootsie Roll Industries in 2004). Recent products include bubble gum cigars aimed at the 2008 presidential election.

On March 31, 2009, the township filed a Declaration of Taking for the condemnation of the property formerly occupied by Swell Bubble Gum, at 891 Eagle Rd. Under letter dated 6/2/09, the owners of the factory tendered possession of the property to the Township and requested payment of the "estimated just compensation." On 6/10/09, the Board of Commissioners directed that the estimated just compensation, 1.26 million dollars, be remitted to the owners.

From 1964 to 1967, Philadelphia Gum had a license from the National Football League to produce trading cards of leading football players, while Topps produced cards for the rival American Football League. The company also produced a set of 55 self-adhesive stickers of Marvel Comics superheroes, as well as trading cards based upon "World War II," "Men of the Green Berets," "The Story of Robert F. Kennedy," and many others. It briefly produced novelty baseball items, including baseball cards.

Sports cards
  • Baseball card
  • Basketball card
  • Boxing card
  • Cricket card
  • Golf card
  • Hockey card
  • Racing card
  • Rugby league card
  • Rugby union card
  • Tennis card
  • Wrestling card
  • Bowman Gum
  • Donruss
  • Fleer
  • In the Game Trading Cards
  • Leaf Trading Cards
  • O-Pee-Chee
  • Pacific Trading Cards
  • Panini
  • Parkhurst Products
  • Philadelphia Gum
  • Pinnacle Brands
  • Playoff
  • Pro Set
  • Razor Entertainment
  • SkyBox International
  • Topps
  • Upper Deck
  • Allen & Ginter
  • Goodwin & Company
  • Goudey
  • Mickey Mantle
  • T202 baseball card
  • T205
  • T206
  • T206 Honus Wagner
  • T213
  • Yankee Stadium Legacy
  • 1922 w575-2
  • 1941 Play Ball Cards
  • The American Card Catalog
  • Baseball Hobby News
  • Beckett Media
  • Error card
  • Esso Power Players
  • Insert card
  • Kayo boxing cards
  • Rookie card
  • The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading and Bubble Gum Book
  • Topps baseball card products
  • Trading card
  • Tuff Stuff

Famous quotes containing the word gum:

    The hunchback on the corner, with gum and shoelaces,
    Has his own wisdom and pleasures,
    Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)