Posted by Jock on February 06, 2008 at 22:24:27 from 18.104.22.168 user Jock.
In Reply to: Re: Methylated Spirits in BS posted by John Wilson on February 06, 2008 at 22:01:29:
Is "Thermos" a generic rather than a brand name now?
Yes it is.
The first vacuum flasks for commercial use were made in 1904 when a German company, Thermos GmbH, was formed. Thermos, their tradename for their flasks, remains a registered trademark in some countries but was declared a genericized trademark in the US in 1963 as it is colloquially synonymous with vacuum flasks in general; in fact it is far more common to speak of a domestic thermos than a vacuum flask. (source Wikipedia)
In Poland the generic name is "termos".
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