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These are three 1950 magazine advertisements for American-Standard Heating and Plumbing Products made by American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA.
The heritage of American Standard began in 1872, when industrialist John B. Pierce's business, Pierce Steam Heating Company, merged with independent manufacturers to form the American Radiator Company.
In 1929, the American Radiator Company merged with the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company (founded in 1875) to form the American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation. The plumbing division, Standard Sanitary, would continue to sell their products under the "Standard" label until 1967, when the company changed its name to American Standard Corporation. The American Standard label has been used for both divisions from that year on.
In 2008, American Standard Americas merged with two other plumbing fixture companies, Crane Plumbing and Eljer to create American Standard Brands.