Charles Cretors and son Hazael D. Cretors receive a patent on an electric motor converted from steam power. The motor becomes widely used in indoor locations.
Cretors’ first Underwriters Laboratories (UL) file number is approved (E4175) and remains the oldest UL number in active use today.
The Buda Truck allows for larger wagons and increased range. Selling popcorn, peanuts, candy and soda, these trucks became one of the first concession food trucks in the United States.
A later version of the truck called the Automobile Wagon was built on the chassis of Model T and Model A Fords.
The Earn More model is introduced, making it the first machine that could be used both indoors and out. Over its more than 25 years in the marketplace, it was the most successful machine that the company ever produced.
Expanded wagon models include a Model D wagon mounted on a Ford Model T Truck chassis and an automobile popcorn machine using a Ford Model A Truck.
High-volume machines with double-poppers debut in order to satisfy the increased number of patrons in theatres, recreation areas and ballparks.
Steam powered machines and wagon sales began to decline as electric models become more popular. The last steam-powered Earn More machine was sold on November 22, 1929.
Booster Boy is created as a trademark and used in advertising to sell Cretors’ line of supplies, which include corn, seasoning, cartons and bags. “Boost your profits with Cretors Supplies!” would become a successful advertising slogan.