Company logo dates back more than 60 years!
The Protective Coating Company was established in 1954 by John (Jack) Long in Allentown, Pennsylvania. They provided customers with a waterproofing product called “Spray Crete.” Soon after that the company developed their paste epoxy and it was marketed worldwide.
PC-11 is recommended for fiberglass, concrete, metals, brick glass, fabrics, rubber and ceramics. It is sold in containers as small as two-ounces and as large as five gallon pails. Directions on the containers ask customers to remove the amount needed then mix equal parts of products A and B on a flat surface for at least one minute, until it is uniform white color.
The P-C Robot is the company advertising logo printed on PC-11 products and in the advertisements. Customers will see the PC-11 Robot, a three dimensional figure, at point-of-purchase displays in stores that carry farm and home products. The ad figures are available to dealers free of cost .The advertising figure is 11-inches tall and most likely glued to the counter!
To prove that the epoxy is successful on many products the body is composed of a variety of substances. A yellow gulf ball is the head and a rubber stopper serves as a hat. The body is a rectangle shaped block of wood. One arm is metal and the other arm is wood. Metal hands are made to hold the smallest product containers: the two –ounces of PC-11 epoxy paste.
Strange as it may seem the legs are not the same either. One is made of wood and the other PVC pipe. The figure is glued to a wood base.
Identifying marks include a yellow sticker on the base with the following words: BOND, SEAL, FILL, AUTOS, CELLAR CRACKS, GAS TANKS, PATCH HOLES FURNITURE, BOATS, PLUMBING LEAKS, TILE PICTURES, REINFORCE, HOBBY WORK.” A blue sticker on the body reads:”PC-11/White Epoxy paste/Cures: Wet or Dry.”
Anyone that likes to repair more products and are buying less new items, and enjoy being a fix-it-yourself person, will surely want to try PC-11.
The PC-11 Robot, with the big happy face smile has a nick name. You guessed it, Jack.
Jack is a scarce Ad World collectible. The dealers do not part with them unless they are going out of business. I do not have a value for the ad collectible on the secondary market at this time, but I will continue to watch the EBAY market.
I have had the Jack PC-11 Robot since the 1980s I found it at a flea market, before computer/Internet Days.