Companies with unusual sidelines

Rover: 1980s cars, tins of biscuits

Dunlop also do decent affordable wellies. My winter dog walk wellies are Dunlop.

And Es.

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Bic - biros, razors and surf boards.

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Hitachi: Trains and magic wands

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Totally forgot about the wellies! Also slippers from what I remember

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and lighters

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Shimano - bike components and fishing reels

Actually makes sense cos freehubs and reels must use a similar mechanism

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Daewoo - cars, microwaves, ships

Samsung - Phones, TVs, Tablets…Washing machines.

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And diggers!

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Lamborghini- tractors

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CAT (Caterpillar) - Boots and diggers.

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And phones!

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I forgot about the phones! Do they still make them? They were really robust if I recall.

basically all of these make sense if you think about it or look at the history of the company but I’m not going to spoil anyone’s fun, for a change

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Rolls Royce - luxury cars, big fuck-off plane engines

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Yeah my housemate swears by his

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I don’t know if this counts but Nintendo started in the late 1800s selling playing cards.

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there’s an Irish chain of pizza restaurants called Apache and for some reason they also run a hostel in Dublin

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