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August, 2006 Monthly archive
From Cats to Cataclysms (Apr, 1952)

From Cats to Cataclysms

LLOYD’S OF LONDON WILL INSURE EVERYTHING

By Lester David

THE owner of a private zoo in England recently offered a huge cash reward to anyone who brought him the legendary Loch Ness monster, dead or alive. But he isn’t worried about paying up if the elusive horror is ever hooked—he’s insured.

Last year a golfer had to pay $37 for a round of drinks in the clubhouse after making a hole-in-one. But it actually didn’t cost him a cent— he was insured.

Dozens of men in the U. S. who become the proud fathers of twins don’t wring their hands at the prospect of the added expense—they’re insured.

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“Sugar-Coated” Electricity Builds Strength and Health (Mar, 1922)

Yum, sugar-coated electricity.

If you would like to learn more about these miraculous devices, this site has some good info. They also have some available for sale. Or just pick one up on ebay.

With health insurance rates going through the roof, can you really afford NOT to have your own Violet Ray machine?

“Sugar-Coated” Electricity Builds Strength and Health

Absolutely shockless and painless, overcomes nervousness, banishes aches and pains, renews the vigor of youth and builds healthy, well-developed bodies

Thousands of volts of stimulating, up-building, high frequency electricity—as painless and pleasant as a ray of sunshine—can be sprayed into any weak, diseased or under-developed part of your body. Instantly you will feel its healing, strengthening, tonic effect. You will feel the warm, fresh blood surge to the treated part, bringing with it the tissue-building and disease-fighting forces that Nature provides. Poisons and diseased tissues will be washed away, pains and inflammations relieved and the part treated will be nourished and strengthened. It literally helps Nature build new bodies.

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NAVY SURPLUS DIVING HELMETS (Mar, 1950)

SAFETY ON THE BOTTOM
NAVY SURPLUS DIVING HELMETS

$5.95 post-paid
New, Surplus Shallow Water Diving Helmets, complete with Manifold.
WOODBECK SALES, Greenville, Michigan

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Portable Two-Way Radio Weighs Five Pounds (Mar, 1940)

Portable Two-Way Radio Weighs Five Pounds
Suspended from the shoulders and strapped around the waist, a compact radio transmitting and receiving set, battery-operated and weighing only five pounds, is now being tried out by New York City police officials. A microphone is attached to the vest.

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Digits Make It Big in Clocks (Jul, 1973)

Wow, $109 dollars in 1973 for a crappy digital clock radio.

Digits Make It Big in Clocks

By Len Buckwalter

ONCE it was the hula-hoop. Then home calculators. Now it’s digital clocks that we’re flipping over. More than half of all clocks sold in this country nowadays come without round face and hands. Instead, a window displays time in changing numbers that resemble those seen on computers.

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Remote Control Typwriter (Mar, 1952)

Remote Control Typwriter can be operated by a person sitting or tying in bed. Fingers are placed over the keys and no pressure is necessary. Device was shown at Aids for Crippled Exhibit, London.

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TAKE 3-DIMENSIONAL PICTURES WITH YOUR OWN 35MM CAMERA (Mar, 1950)

TAKE 3-DIMENSIONAL PICTURES WITH YOUR OWN 35MM CAMERA

NEW REDUCED PRICE $17.70 Plus $2.09 Fed. Tax

STEREO-TACH and 3-D Slide Viewer complete. Make marvelous stereo color slides. Get Stereo-Tach from your dealer or direct. Money back guarantee. Dept. PS3.
ADVERTISING DISPLAYS, INC.
Covington, Ky.

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“Mechanized” THEATER Challenges Movies (Jan, 1932)

“Mechanized” THEATER Challenges Movies

Taking a hint from the movies, the modern theater is “going mechanical” with a vengeance. In the new Earl Carroll theater all the resources of inventive ingenuity are employed for the comfort of patrons and the production of spectacular stage effects impossible in an ordinary theater.

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The Truth About RECTAL DISORDERS (Sep, 1950)

This ad would be perfect for a caption contest, but unfortunately it would be almost impossible to come up with anything funnier than the actual text.

A FREE BOOK Told Me The Truth About RECTAL DISORDERS
Our 164-page illustrated book describes symptoms, causes and treatment of piles, fistula and other rectal and colonic disorders. It should be read by everyone suffering from these treacherous afflictions. Write for a FREE COPY today.

McCleary Clinic and Hospital, 971 Elms Blvd., Excelsior Springs, Mo.
GET YOUR FREE COPY TODAY

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Lipstick Kiss-Tester Spoils a Nice Job (Mar, 1940)

Lipstick Kiss-Tester Spoils a Nice Job
So that lipstick won’t come off, even when treated as above, a Hollywood Calif., make-up expert has resorted to the novel “kiss-test” machine in the foreground of the picture. Run by electricity, the oscillating os-culator repeatedly presses together artificial lips of plastic—after one set has been coated with the lipstick preparation to be tested—upon a sheet of white paper. At the first sign of a visible imprint on the paper, a counter shows how many contacts the lipstick has survived. Previous experiments with live subjects showed so much variation in kissing technique and ardor that the machine was substituted.

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