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Large Defunct Businesses

(United States as of 7-20-2010)


Airlines

Amusement Parks

Automobile Manufacturers

Department Stores

Investment Banks

Magazines

Major Law Firms

Manufacturing Companies

Media Companies

Newspapers

Oil Companies

Retailers



Airlines

Air America
Air Atlanta
Airborne Express
Air California
Air Colorado
Air Florida
Air Hawaii
Air Idaho 
Air Illinois
Air Iowa
Air Kentucky
Air Michigan
Air Mid – America
Air Midwest
Air Missouri
Air Nebraska
Air Nevada
Air Oregon
Air Pennsylvania
Air Texas
Air Utah
Air Vermont
Air Virginia
Air West
Aloha Airlines
America West Airlines
American Overseas Airlines
Arizona Airways
Atlantic Coast Airlines
Bonanza Airlines
Braniff
Braniff International Airways
Catalina Airlines
Chicago Air
Delta Express
Eastern Airlines
Emery Worldwide Airlines
Flying Tiger Line
Frontier Airlines
Golden West Airlines
Hughes Airwest
Island Pacific Air
Jet Express
Jet West
Las Vegas Airlines
Mid – Continent Airlines
Midway Airlines
National Airlines
New York Air
New York Airways
Pan American Airways
People Express
Piedmont Airlines
Pioneer Airlines
Republic Airlines
Rocky Mountain Airways
Southeast Airlines
Southern Airways
Tennessee Airways
Texas Air
Texas International Airlines
Transamerica Airlines
Trans International Airlines
ValuJet Airlines
West Coast Airlines
Western Airlines


Amusement Parks

Bush Gardens, Van Nuys, California
Japanese Village and Deer Park, Buena Park, California
Jungleland USA, Thousand Oaks, California
Marineland of the Pacific, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
The Pike, Long Beach, California
Venice Amusement Pier, Venice, Los Angeles, California


Automobile Manufacturers 

Albatross (1939)
Allstate ( 1952-1953)
American Motors aka AMC (1966-1987)
Checker (1922-1982)
Citicar (1974-1976)
Continental (1933-1934)
Continental (1956-1957)
Cord (1929-1932, 1936-1937)
Cunningham (1900-1907)
Cunningham (1907-1936)
Cunningham (1951-1955)
DeSoto (1913-1914)
DeSoto (1928-1961)
Dodge (1914-1915)
Duesenberg (1913-1937)
Eshelman (1953-1961)
Franklin (1902-1934)
Henney (1921-1931)
Henney (1960-1964)
Hudson (1901-1902)
Hudson (1909-1957)
Kaiser (1947-1955)
Kurtis (1949-1950, 1954-1955)
Lincoln (see also Sears Roebuck) (1912-1913)
Maxwell - Briscoe (1904-1913; Maxwell 1913-1325)
Meteor (1915-1930)
Nash (1917-1957)
Nash – Healey (1951-1954)
Oakland (1907-1931)
Oldsmobile (1897-2004)
Overland (1903-1926, 1939)
Packard (1899-1958)
Peerless (1900-1933)
Pierce – Arrow (1900-1938)
Plymouth (1928-2001)
Pontiac (1907-1908)
Powell (1930s-1960s)
Rambler (1900-1914)
Rambler (1958-1969)
Rolls Royce (1921-1935)
Sears (1905-1915)
Stanley Steamer (1897-1927)
Studebaker (1902-1966)
Tucker (1946-1949)
Willys (1916-1918, 1930-1942, 1953-1963)
Willys – Knight (1914-1933)
Willys – Overland (1912-1953)


Department Stores

Atlantic Department Stores
The Bon Marche
Bonwit Teller
The Broadway
Buffum’s
Bullock’s
Butler Brothers
Carter Hawley Hale Stores
Dayton Co.
Dayton’s 
E.J. Korvette
Fedco
Fedmart
Fedway
Foley Brothers
Gemco
Gertz’s Department Stores
Gimbel’s
Goldwater’s
Gottschalks
Grant’s Department Store
Henshey’s
Hilson’s 
Hinshaw’s 
I. Magnin
J.J. Newberry
Kresge
Marshall Field’s & Co.
May Company
Mervyn’s 
Montgomery Ward
Ohrbach’s
Robinsons – May 
Sakowitz
Sanger Brothers
Sanger – Harris 
S.H. Kress & Co.
S.S. Kresge’s
Wienstein’s 
Weinstock’s 
White Front
Woolco
W.T. Grant
Zayre
Zody’s


Investment Banks

Barings
Bear Stearns
A.G. Becker & Co.
A.G. Edwards
Blyth, Eastman Dillon & Co.
Dean Witter Reynolds
Dillon, Read & Co.
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Drexel Burnham Lambert
E.F. Hutton & Co.
First Boston
Hayden, Stone & Co.
Hornblower & Weeks
Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
L.F. Rothschild
Loeb, Rhoades & Co.
Merrill Lynch
Paine Webber
Prudential Securities
S.G. Warburg & Co.
Salomon Brothers
Shearson / American Express
Shearson, Hammill & Co.
Shearson Lehman Hutton
Wachovia Securities
White Weld & Co.



Magazines

Collier’s Weekly 
Confidential
Disney Magazine
Life
Literary Digest
Look (American magazine)
National Lampoon (magazine)
Popular Electronics


Major Law Firms

Arter & Hadden
Dewey Ballantine
Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey
Jenkens & Gilchrist
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRay
Lord Day & Lord
Shea & Gould


Manufacturing Companies

American Bicycle Company
Brown Shipbuilding
Continental Can Company
International Steel Group
Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company
Maytag
National Steel Corporation
Northwestern Steel and Wire
North Carolina Shipbuilding Company 
Shinola
Sterling Bicycle Company
TRW
United States Rubber Company
Westinghouse Electric


Media Companies

Adelpia Communications Corporation
Castle Films
Desilu Productions
Lorimar Productions
MCA Inc.
Multimedia
Multimedia Entertainment
Viacom
Warner Bros. – Seven Arts
Warner Communications


Newspapers

Albuquerque Tribune
Arlington Daily
Arlington Sun
The Atlanta Time
Austin Tribune
Baltimore Evening Sun
Baltimore Morning Herald
Boston Chronicle
Boston Gazette
Chicago Daily News
Chicago Times
Cincinnati Herald
Cleveland Press
Columbia Record
Dallas Herald
Dallas Journal
Dallas Times Herald
The Dearborn Independent
De Moines Tribune
Detroit Times
El Paso Herald – Post
Fort Worth Press
Fort Worth Record
Green Bay News - Chronicle
Hatford Times
Hollywood Star
Houston Post
Houston Press
Indianapolis News
Indianapolis Times
Jacksonville Journal
Kansas City Times
Los Angeles Evening Express
Los Angeles Herald
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
The Louisville Leader 
The Louisville Times
Miami News
Milwaukee Sentinel
Nashville American
Newark Evening News
New York Daily Mirror
New York Evening Journal
New York Herald 
New York Herald Tribune
The New York Star
The New York Sun
New York Tribune
Oklahoma City Times
Philadelphia Journal
Philadelphia Press
Portland News
Portland Telegram
The Richmond Newsleader
Rocky Mountain News (Denver)
Sacramento Union
Salt Lake Herald
Salt Lake Telegram 
Salt Lake Observer
San Francisco Herald
Toledo Times
Tulsa Tribune
The Washington Daily News
Washington Herald
Washington Star
Washington Times - Herald


Oil Companies

Amoco
Atlantic Petroleum
Conoco Inc.
Humble Oil
Paragon Oil
Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler
Standard Oil
Standard Oil of Colorado
Standard Oil of Ohio
Standard Oil of Iowa
Standard Oil of Kentucky
Superior Oil Company
Texaco
The Coastal Corporation
Tidewater Petroleum
Tosco Corporation
Unocal Corporation


Retailers

Adray
Alpha Beta
Best Products
Big A Auto Parts
Blockbuster Music
Bombay Co.
Boys Markets
Bugle Boy
Builders Emporium
Cal Stereo 
Casual Corner
Chandlers
Circuit City
Cloth World
Cole Drug
Copeland Sports
Cornet
Crafts & More
Crown Auto Parts
Crown Books
Drug Emporium
Eckerd
Egghead Software
E.J. Korvette
El Rancho
Fayva
Fedco
Federated Group
Flagg Bros. Shoes
Food Fair
Food Giant
Food Mart
F.W. Woolworth Company
Gallenkamp
Gemco
Giant Discount Stores
The Good Guys
Gottschalks
Handy Dan
Hanover Shoes
I Manin’s 
J.J. Newberry
Joseph Maginin
Judy’s
Karl’s Shoes
Kinney Shoes
Krauses Sofa Factory
Laura Ashley
Laura Ashley Mother & Child
Leo’s Stereo
Levitz Furniture
Licorice Pizza
Little Folk Shops
Linens n’ Things
Market Basket
McMahan’s Furniture
Mervyn’s 
Mod O’Day
Montgomery Ward
Museum Company
Music Plus
National Auto Parts
Osco Drug
Oshman’s
Pacific Stereo
Pantry
Pantry Pride
Parklane Hosiery
Peoples Drug
Price Club
Revco
Rexall
Robert Hall
Rogersound Labs
Sav-on Drug
Save-Rite Drug
Sears Homelife
Shoe Pavilion
S.H. Kress
Skaggs
Skaggs Alpha Beta
Smith’s Food King
Smitty’s
S.S. Kresge
Standard Brands Paint Company
SupeRx
Susie’s Casuals
TG&Y
Thom McAn Store
Tower Records
Trak Auto 
Warehouse Club, Inc.
Western Auto Stores
Wherehouse Music
Wholesale Club, Inc.
Wickes Furniture
Woolco
Woolworth
Woolworht Express
W.T. Grant

 
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