R. L. Winston is Not a Real Person

December 16, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

New Mexico guide Don Oliver tours the Winston factory in 30-degree-below-zero weather and discovers the interesting history by the R. L. Winston name. “The company name, R.L Winston, was derived by combining the initials of the two founders’ first names, Robert Winther and Lew Stoner. They then used the first three letters from Winther and the first four letters from Stoner to make up the company’s last name.” In the Farmington Daily Times.