Satin Seal finish in a PUR-O-ZONE green crimp-on-top metal bucket circa 1970.
SUP-R-PRODUCTS line ranging from 1960s through 1980s. "POZZYMAN" with his 1950's style cap and trademark smile was an iconic feature on containers, notepads, gifts and printed materials.
One of the mixing tanks in the old manufacturing facility at 701 Connecticut St., Lawrence.
Pre-Naismith Memorial Court
A section of the floor used by teams of Coaches Larry Brown and Roy Williams from 1979-1992. The 1988 NCAA National Championship Men's team played on this floor section which hangs in the PUR-O-ZONE offices. A segment of the 3-point arc, which was approximately one foot closer to the basket than today's arc, is seen in the upper right corner. This was prior to naming the court after James A. Naismith, game inventor and Kansas' first coach. He was also the only KU men's basketball coach with an overall losing record. Naismith died in Lawrence in 1939.
Bottle filling spigots from the original plant. These were used to fill both 32 oz. and gallon bottles with PUR-O-ZONE formulations.
State-of-the-art Advance Convertamatic 21 floor machine from the 1960s.
Minford T. "Chic" Sales
"Chic" Sales set high standards for PUR-O-ZONE products and people. Chic's other nickname was "45," from the 45-degree angle he was often seen at as he moved from one area to another. Chic's back was a nearly constant source of pain for him in later years, but he never complained and never shied away from or passed along any project he would not do himself.
Dusty relics of an earlier day. PUR-O-ZONE packaging was highly recognizable and each SUP-R-PRODUCT had a unique label, some with interesting graphics.
Retro POZZY MAN
The original Pozzy Man character. From the days of contemporaries like "Speedy Alkaseltzer," and "Mr. Peanut."
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In the 700 block of Connecticut Street, Lawrence, Kansas, the PUR-O-ZONE manufacturing and warehousing center was housed into the mid-1990s.