Quikey Manufacturing’s Quikoin Receives Play on American Idol
The Quikoin coin holder from Quikey Manufacturing, Akron, Ohio, recently received national air time on the popular television talent show, American Idol.
American Idol ordered Quikoins and apparently handed them out to contestants. One contestant, Phil Stacy, was filmed holding his daughter, who was waving a Quikoin with the American Idol imprint visibly displayed.
Quikey Manufacturing’s president Mike Burns, remarked: “This is not the first time the Quikoin has received awareness in the entertainment and film industry. Back in the 60’s, the coin purses were the promotional item of choice. Frank Sinatra was known to use one to keep his coins from jingling in his pockets.”
Burns also pointed out the item has appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show, with the cast of That 70’s Show, as well has been featured in the branding of several well known hotel chains.
The product was patented by Quikey Manufacturing in 1951 and in 2003, received an award as one of the Best Five Products of the Century from PPAI.
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