Assorted Ads from Scientific American (Apr, 1902)

I’m not going to even attempt a transcript of these. If anyone feels like doing it, let me know and I’ll post it.

9 comments
  1. M.S.W. says: December 3, 201012:29 pm

    The “Folding Shower Bath” would prove handy for people whom practicaly live at the office already ;)

  2. Kosher Ham says: December 3, 20101:08 pm

    I wonder if Fairbanks is now know as Fairbanks-Morse?

  3. Mcubstead says: December 3, 20101:23 pm

    I love the stove on the bottom of the last page, its even lined with asbestos!! Plus they ship it free to my nearest train station….Just wondering, were are train stations found? I dont see the section in my yellow pages.

  4. Charlene says: December 3, 20103:53 pm

    I can’t figure out why these pages are visible on my PC but blank on my iPad.

  5. Jayessell says: December 3, 20104:42 pm

    Charlene:
    My iPad is displaying the pages and the large images.
    Have you updated? There was one recently.
    Is the rotate lock switch NOW a volume mute switch?

    PS: Welcome!

  6. DouglasUrantia says: December 3, 20104:45 pm

    I remember my grandmother, who was born in 1870, tell how wonderful that new invention, the automobile was. It gave tremendous freedom to people who were living in small country towns to easily visit the big cities.

  7. Elmer Fudd says: December 3, 20106:34 pm

    Mcubstead: You didn’t look too hard. Try the train station at 902 Washington Avenue
    Houston, TX 77002

  8. Toronto says: December 4, 20102:02 pm

    My late grandmother told of her teacher getting all the children to run outside, as an automobile was approaching and many of them had never seen one before.

    The “For Hilly Districts” ad is from “Holley Motor Co” in Bradford Pennsylvania, which certainly qualifies. (Ask me about Rew, PA. sometime.) You may know them better as Holley Carbs.

    Bradford was also home to Zippo Lighters (and still is.) That town was certainly an early adapter of gasoline.

  9. JMyint says: December 6, 20109:01 am

    I don’t think so Kosher Ham. Fairbanks-Morse was founded in Chicago and known by that name as far back as the 1880s. They were however producers of the first successful line of gasoline hit and miss engines. It could be that this Fairbanks company was trying to cash in on the brand recognition of Fairbanks-Morse.

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