Friday, 29 May 2015

Advert - Philishave Electric Razor (1950's)

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Freddie Truman was apparently a cricketer who played for Yorkshire and Peter Haigh a BBC TV announcer. In the 1950's they apparently used a Philishave electric razor. I think Jack Train was an entertainer. Or a cricketer.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Advert - Prams from W J Harris (1926)

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1926 advert for prams. Push chairs seem to have replaced the old pram these days. Not much chance of baby falling out of these monsters. Are wheels really 15/- extra?

Friday, 22 May 2015

Advert - Vacuum cleaner from Barkers (1940's)

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1940's vacuum cleaner and sink advert. A couple of things cause pause for thought - nowhere does it way who makes the cleaner and the sink is described as 'slightly substandard'. Even if Barkers are 'of Kensington', I'll pass.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Advert - Rex Coronation Souvenir records (1937)

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On 12th May 1937 the Coronation of King George VI was held at Westminster Abbey. This advert was published on 13th may 1937.
Note that the records came with a full-colour picture label e.g.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Advert - L C Smith Typewriter (1910ish)

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The L C Smith model 8 typewriter from around 1910/11. Having used a manual typewriter in the past I cannot believe the'Silent' claim. The company evolved into Smith-Corona.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Advert - 100 Pipers Scotch Whisky (1980's)

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1980's advert for 100 Pipers Scotch Whisky and another nicely drawn cartoon.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Advert - Ferguson Television (1940's)

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1940's Television 1 channel, black and white picture and only  broadcasting 18 hours a week. 
Note the screen sizes - 10" x 8" is a bit smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. And that's the bigger of the two priced at the equivalent (allowing for inflation) of about £3000.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Advert - Butlin's for Honeymoons (1950's)

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The 1950's were the heyday of Billy Butlin's holiday camps. He started building hotels in 1953, Blackpool and Cliftonville followed in 1955. Who'd want to be woken up on their honeymoon by a hearty 'Rise and shine' every morning?

Friday, 1 May 2015

Advert - Kwiksail Car bonnet mascot (1920's)

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The Kwiksail car bonnet mascot guaranteed to inflict maximum damage to any pedestrian you run into. Especially the Biplane (Large) model. Beware of driving too fast or your front wheels may leave the ground. 1920's advert.