An Inconvenient Ad (Nov, 1946)
It’s been quite a while since a company would use an image of factories spewing carbon dust into the atmosphere in a positive context for one of their ads.
Of course at the CEI they just call it life.
These furnaces are a long way from a tire maker’s plant, yet they are an important part of the rubber industry. They’re at Ville Platte, Louisiana, and they are making carbon black to add toughness and mileage to the nation’s truck and automobile tires.
But Ville Platte’s carbon black represents only a part of Cabot production. From the pine timber country of Florida, to the alfalfa fields of the Rio Grande valley and the natural gas fields of Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia, Cabot Companies are at work providing essential raw materials for American industry.
The Eye Patch Army (May, 1947)
The eye patch guys look like something you would see on some hipster t-shirt.
Industrial Workers Will Lose the Sight of One or Both Eyes TODAY
AN ALARMING COST TO INDUSTRY Yet Almost Wholly PREVENTARLE
Of the 17 serious eye accidents in industry that will happen in the next 24 hours, 16 could be prevented now by use of safety goggles. Eye accidents are estimated to cost industry $5 per shop worker per yearâ€” an alarmingly high figure. Yet, according to the Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 98% of eye accidents can be prevented by the use of safety goggles â€”at an average cost of only $1.50 a pair. Are you overlooking this opportunity to effect a substantial cost reduction? If so, we suggest you get in touch with your nearest AO Safety Representative for advice and help in establishing an adequate eye-protection program in your plant.
American Optical Safety Division
SOUTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS â€¢ BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES
Wizard Pocket Calculator (May, 1960)
My girlfriend actually bought me one of these at a garage sale a while back. I’ll have to find it to make sure I have a genuine Thoresen model not one of those “cheaper, erratic, look-alike, all-plastic calculators imported from the Orient, near communist China”. Apparently being made in a country near communists brings down the quality of your goods. Unlike West Germany which was right next to communist East Germany…
Also, why can you only use the wallet to hold $1, $5 and $10 dollar bills. Is there something wrong with the $2, $20 and the $100? Do you need an advanced model to handle those denominations?
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