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    to its cost

    Hi,
    I don’t quite understand what problem the company had:
    [….advertizers positively encouraged the public to treat their products as generics.] The American Thermos Product company went so far as to boast “Thermos is a household word”, to its considerable cost.
    1. It looks as if they lost some profit, but why?
    2. Is to one’s cost only about money? Could I say “ Barnaby took pleasure in arguing with the boss, to his considerable cost – he was fired” ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: to its cost

    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...y-History.html

    An interesting article about this subject at the above link. Again, just like the Kodak question, it was a matter of other companies manufacturing a similar vacuum-style container and calling it a "thermos."


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    Re: to its cost

    Thank you, Ouisch.
    One more to go - #2.

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    Re: to its cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Thank you, Ouisch.
    One more to go - #2.
    - 'to his considerable cost' can indeed be figurative.

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    Re: to its cost

    Thanks, Bob.

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    Re: to its cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/compa...y-History.html
    An interesting article about this subject at the above link. Again, just like the Kodak question, it was a matter of other companies manufacturing a similar vacuum-style container and calling it a "thermos."
    An interesting link but when I browse without your link Ouish I can access the website but not company histories. Do I have to register?

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    Re: to its cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    An interesting link but when I browse without your link Ouish I can access the website but not company histories. Do I have to register?
    I typed in a company name in the search feature to try it out and was able to view the company's history without registering or signing up. Maybe you searched for a company not in their database?

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    Re: to its cost

    Thanks I will try to access it your way.

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