Hurry, get your free Skrip bottle before the stock runs out!* A 1930 ad little or nothing known and that illustrates to us about the commercial utility that Sheaffer´S gave to their old truck.
Dedicated to RedRinger, FPN member, whose yesterday post about these old ads has given me the idea for this topic.
*Although Sheaffer´s commercial dept. doesn´t anything for nothing...
Thanks so much RamonCampos for being inspired to start this new thread!
I actually do collect Sheaffer'S ads, and love them. I particularly like ads that show us a glimpse of a different time or remind us how different things are now. I don't like the labels some folks place on them sometimes, judging the past harshly, I just love them for what they are.
Here are two that particularly tickle my fancy --
The first one features a Man Who Writes in Big Figures (who doesn't want to be that guy?!) with ostensibly his secretary, breath taken away, as she hands him his Big Sheaffer'S Pen! I love the, ahem, insinuations that sometimes occur in PFM ads as well
The second one is part of a series I have been collecting, on the Lifetime pen. They are just so fantastic in their prediction of the future, and each shows us what incredible new technology we will someday (today!) be using as we still write with our Sheaffer'S Lifetime pens. This one is my favorite -- "When your daughter carries a visual-phone in her purse..." I mean, amazing, right? But my favorite little details are the physical buttons on the phone, for speed-dialing -- the doctor, the druggist, the grocer -- and buttons to instantly see into the kitchen, the living room. And the look on the kids's face -- momma's watching! Just fantastic.
I have access to a really old newspaper archive and I'll look around for the oldest ads I can find.... for now, enjoy!
Edited by RedRinger, 02 January 2019 - 17:12.