American Chicle Company
Its was incorporated in Trenton, New Jersey, on June 2, 1899. Its market capitalization was $9,000,000 with one third of its stock preferred and 6% cumulative dividends. The business was composed of the chewing gum concerns in Brooklyn, New York (Adams Sons & Company); Cleveland, Ohio (W. J. White & Sons); Chicago, Illinois (J. P. Primley); Louisville, Kentucky (Kis-Me Gum Company); and Toronto, Ontario (S. T. Britten & Co.). The corporation operated factories and gum forests in Yucatan.
American Chicle utilized Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in 1950 to promote its products via radio, newspapers, and television. American Chicle was acquired by the pharmaceutical company Warner-Lambert in 1962; Warner-Lambert was acquired by Pfizer in 2000.
The American Chicle Company was renamed Adams in 1997; it is currently owned by Cadbury, who purchased Pfizer's candy brands in 2003. The unit is now known as Cadbury Adams. Many of American Chicle's brands are out of production.
- "Chewing Gum Has Stuck Around For A Long Time". Deseret News. April 24, 1988. Retrieved 2010-12-14. "Adams and other chewing gum giants of the 19th century Dr Edward E Beeman and Jonathan Primley founded American Chicle in 1899 ..."
- The Chewing Gum Trust, New York Times, June 3, 1899, pg. 3.
- American Chicle, Wall Street Journal, December 16, 1901, pg. 3.
- Advertising News and Notes, New York Times, July 25, 1950, pg. 42.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NY-80, "American Chicle Company Factory, Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens County, NY", 1 photo (not yet digitized)