Miss Banana-Matic

The Continental/Moss-Gordin Banana-Matic could ripen, store, and display bananas in a controlled atmosphere "thus eliminating spoilage loss."

In 1967, Linda Gipson of Pensacola, Fla. had the honor of being named 'Miss Banana-Matic'.

Prattville Progress - Apr 17, 1967

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 23, 2021
     Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests | 1960s | Bananas

I looked up Continental/Moss-Gordin and found that their primary business was cotton gins. Here's a picture of a rather imposing machine that they made: https://digital.archives.alabama.gov/digital/collection/photo/id/23468/
Posted by ges on 08/23/21 at 11:53 AM
I think these honorifics were simply an excuse for middle-aged middle-management guys to hang out with pretty young women.
Posted by Brian on 08/24/21 at 08:54 AM
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