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Inventors’ Brain Children (Oct, 1937)

I don’t think Press-On Nails would have sold as well if they were called “artificial horn”. Of course, if you grew up watching TV in the 80′s then there really is only one brand of nails (video) worth talking about.

Inventors’ Brain Children

Many inventors vied with each other for public favor when they exhibited working or other models at the recent annual convention of the nation’s inventors, held in New York. Some of the most outstanding devices of popular interest are illustrated on the accompanying pages.

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Hairdressing “Meter” Eliminates Guesswork (Sep, 1939)

Hairdressing “Meter” Eliminates Guesswork

A device recently invented by a well-known New York beauty expert is said to enable hairdressers to eliminate guesswork from the problem of designing the most flattering hair style for their women customers.

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YOUR INSTANT short cut to GLAMOUR (Mar, 1955)

Everyone knows that glamour comes in a plain wrapper. Also, my eyes see “Peach Cupbra” but my brain wants to read “chupacabra”.

YOUR INSTANT short cut to GLAMOUR

An attractive full Bust Line is a short cut to glamour, poise and self-assurance. If your Bust Line makes you self-conscious, try the new (special up and out) Peach Cupbra. Use it for a week. If you are not delighted, send everything back and your money will be refunded.

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Skin-Tone Analyzer Selects Right Color for Face Cosmetics (Oct, 1939)

Skin-Tone Analyzer Selects Right Color for Face Cosmetics

To determine the exact cosmetic color that will best blend with individual skin tones, a novel analyzing apparatus has just been introduced for beauty-shop use. A complicated system of lenses, prisms, and a polarizing screen is used to throw a tiny rainbow of light onto the skin of a customer. Analysis of the basic color tone of the skin is then made by noting which shade of the spectrum is most absorbed and which is most reflected.

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RUDI GERNREICH’S “NO BRA” BRA… comes in THREES – Slightly NSFW (Oct, 1965)

I scanned this primarily because the first page looks like part of a poster for a James Bond film, and Gernreich looks like he should be a Bond villain.

RUDI GERNREICH’S “NO BRA” BRA… comes in THREES:

it’s ‘No Bra’ Triplets!

If you design a revolutionary “No Bra” bra, and it’s sales skyrocket beyond the wildest dreams, because it’s popular with playgirls everywhere… what do you do for an encore?

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How “Jack the Weakling” SLAUGHTERED THE “DANCE-FLOOR HOG”! (May, 1945)

How “Jack the Weakling” SLAUGHTERED THE “DANCE-FLOOR HOG”!

I Can Make You A New Man, Too —in Only 15 Minutes A Day!

HAVE YOU ever felt like Jack—absolutely fed up with having bigger, huskier fellows “push you around”?

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YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FACE BUT YOUR NOSE? (Oct, 1921)

YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL FACE BUT YOUR NOSE?

IN THIS DAY AND AGE attention to your appearance is an absolute necessity if you expect to make the most out of life. Not only should you wish to appear as attractive as possible for your own self-satisfaction, which is alone well worth your efforts, but you will find the world in general judging you greatly, if not wholly, by your “looks,” therefore it pays to “look your best” at all times.

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How to be ready for anything (Mar, 1970)

How to be ready for anything

A. Picture hat concealing current copy of Women’s Wear Daily, which has hopefully decreed that skirts are going midi, willy-nilly.

B. Calibrated cigarette holder and tape-measure charm bracelet for measurement of other women’s skirts.

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Bracelet Holds Complete Kit for Make-Up (Dec, 1938)

Bracelet Holds Complete Kit for Make-Up

Useful as well as decorative, a new “cosmetic bracelet” provides makeup in handy form, especially for social occasions when it would be a nuisance to carry a handbag. Turning an outer metal band on the bracelet uncovers any of seven compartments holding lip rouge, face rouge, and face powder, together with puffs for applying them and mirrors to aid in a quick “touch-up.”

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WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT, SIS – WITH A FACE LIKE THIS… (Jun, 1936)

I’m fairly certain that Fleischmann’s Yeast does not cure leprosy…

WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT, SIS – WITH A FACE LIKE THIS…

Don’t let Adolescent Pimples keep YOU down on your luck
After the start of adolescence —from about 13 to 25, or longer — important glands develop. The entire system is disturbed. The skin gets oversensitive. Waste poisons in the blood irritate this sensitive skin, causing pimples to appear.

Fleischmann’s Yeast clears these skin irritants out of the blood. Pimples go! Eat 3 cakes a day, before meals—plain, or in a little water—until skin clears

Fleischmann’s Yeast – clears the skin by clearing skin irritants out of the blood

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