Speed King 1930’s Ad

I must admit that when I first saw this ad I had visions of people accidentally electricuting themselves. Honestly, have you seen what old electrical cords look like? How in the world was this contraption safe?

Here it is! The new, amazing Speed King Electric Water Heater – that heats water so fast that one 60-Second Demonstration amazes the doubters – convinces the skeptical. No fuss! No muss! No Waiting! Drop the Speed King into water – plug in any AC or DC socket – and presto…Hot Water for shaving, dish washing, cleaning, washing hose, lingerie, and for emergency needs.


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Your Mind and How To Use It Ad


from the 1930’s…

WHICH of these “Mindl-Weaknesses” are keeping YOU from getting ahead? Does gnawing self-consciousness obstruct your every move? Does a “memory like a sieve” continually embarrass you? ls indecision the handicap that makes your superiors unwilling to trust you with anything but dull, routine work?


You know that MILLIONS of people let their minds condemn them to LIFETIMES of fear, worry, failure. Lives barren of culture, happiness, friendships. Lives burdened with boredom, debt, inferiority. Lives wholly devoid of LIFE!


But what of YOUR life? Is lack of initiative slowly forcing you to accept an existence like that? ls your failure to concentrate on your work resulting in a LACK of results? Do you fear that you will soon be joining the “9 out of 10” who never learned to MAKE the MOST of their MINDS?


Harley-Davidson Ad from 1939

The Sport of Thrills

Fun galore in the greatest of all outdoor sports – motorcycling! You’re due for the thrills of a lifetime when you own a Harley-Davidson, world’s champion motorcycle. Join a live-wire riders’ club. Make new friends and ride with them on club tours, reliability and endurance runs. Take in hill climbs, tourist trophy races, speed events, and other interesting affairs. See your Harley-Davidson dealer – take a free ride on one of these staunch mounts – learn the thrill of motorcycling – ask about his Easy Pay Plans. And send coupon NOW!

Harley-Davidson – World’s Champion Motorcycle

1930’s Period Protection

Luckily the Kotex belt is before my time – however I have heard others talk about it – sounding like a blast – NOT! This protective apron thing they mention in this ad – I have never heard of it before – according to this ad it is “rustle-proof”.  Can someone explain to me – did you wear it under your skirt?

Supply yourself with Kotex…Kotex Belt…Kotex Apron

All 3 designed for woman’s health and comfort.


Kotex, you know, is the sanitary pad that is fashioned to fit. It is just wide enough, just long enough. The leading hospitals now use Kotex.


It’s lighter, cooler than cotton. lt absorbs so quickly and so thoroughly!


There is no danger of getting Kotex wrongly adjusted. It is every bit as satisfactory, no matter which way you choose to wear it. lsn’t that a relief? Then, of course, there is the reason so many women began to use Kotex: it is easily disposable.


To give women the newest and best in every form of sanitary protection, the Kotex Company has developed a new sanitary belt and apron! These new sanitary accessories are now ready, at drug, dry goods and department stores.


New-type Belt

The new Kotex belt is different from any sanitary belt you‘ve ever seen. It is woven to a curve, so that it fits perfectly without a fold or wrinkle.


Every possible care has been taken to give you the daintiest, finest accessory possible. Little details like these: firm silk grosgrain ribbon to attach the pins… sati tabs for pinning. Truly a Kotex product! There are two widths- 1 inch and 1 1/2-inch. Three sizes- large, medium and small. The price is but 60 cents.


The New Kotex Apron is feather-light, made of finest Japanese silk so delicately rubberized that it won’t get gummy or sticky. Launders perfectly. Ideal not only for sanitary purposes, but for every-day wear to keep skirts immaculately free from wrinkles. Rustle-proof. Two sizes- regular and junior. Price 85 cents.

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