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“But Elmer, I didn’t say it would make you live to 90!” said Elsie, the Borden Cow. (Jun, 1954)

“But Elmer, I didn’t say it would make you live to 90!” said Elsie, the Borden Cow.

“I don’t need anything to help ME live to 90,” bellowed Elmer the bull. “I HAVE DECIDED THAT I’M GOING TO LIVE TO 105 WITHOUT ANY HELP!”

“Well, if you’re planning to live that long,” laughed Elsie, “there’s more reason than ever for you to drink Borden’s Buttermilk every day.”

Now you get a frosty first course in a new Morton 3-Course Dinner (Mar, 1969)

Now you get a frosty first course in a new Morton 3-Course Dinner

Brand-new Morton 3-Course Chicken-N Dumplings

What a great, cool way to start the meal! A frosty fruit salad with bite-size marsh-mallows. So easy to thaw and serve.


It’s not too often you see a phrase like “meat-and-gravy man” repeated more than once in an ad.


One change any meat-and-gravy man will like!

Any woman can cook it fluffy every time

In your heart you know it. You married a meat-and-gravy man who likes substantial meals and plain cooking. (And your children take after him.) So tonight you’re going to serve up some savory pot roast, plump pork chops, or a steak (if it’s the day after payday) and go heavy on the gravy.




IN order to answer this question in a way that will be useful to the American housewife, the Government Office of Home Economics has devoted to it an exhaustive study.

It has reached the conclusion that the most important usefulness of eggs in the diet is as a substitute for meat. Beef and eggs are much alike in composition. But eggs, even at a rather high price per dozen, are cheaper than meat and equally satisfying.

All from American Can Company cans… (Oct, 1955)

All from American Can Company cans…

FRUITS that need 110 fixing, no fussing. They’re the finest fruits ever . . . because American Can experts work constantly with growers to help them improve their crops and harvest methods.

CRANBERRY SAUCE AND NUTS that are the flavor of this pretty coffee cake. Two more ways that Canco cans add variety to your breakfast.

Cranberry-Nut Coffee Cake Mix 1-1/4 cups biscuit mix, 2 tbsps. sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; stir in 1/3 cup milk. Roll into 9-in. square on floured board; brush with melted butter. Spread with 1/2 cup drained, canned cranberry sauce and 1/2 cup canned, chopped almonds. Roll, jelly-roll style; seal edges; form into coil. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (400° F.) 20 minutes, or until brown. Frost with sugar glaze; garnish with cranberries and almonds. 6-8 servings.

Blossom out with Crispness (May, 1942)

Blossom out with Crispness

“Chirping robins, bursting buds –
Goodbye breakfasts that are duds!
Serve Rice Krispies – dish sublime.
Put your world in merry chime!”

they’re like a dish from some never-never land… delicious… amazingly different!

“HOT DOGS” IN THE LAB (Nov, 1955)


by Harry M. Schwalb

Condensed from The Laboratory In 1939 the hot dog hit the front pages of the international press when President Roosevelt’s wife served it to the king and queen of England. And as 1955 draws to an end, Americans, by devouring over 8y2 billon tangy “red hots,” have made the frankfurter or wiener (formulation’s the same, though the wiener is a bit shorter) a major phase of the meat industry, outranking everything but ice cream in popularity on the national menu.

Drinking Straw Pops Out When Bottle Is Opened (Apr, 1939)

Drinking Straw Pops Out When Bottle Is Opened

Don’t be surprised, when you open a bottle of your favorite soft drink, if a clean, sanitary straw pops out of the beverage. It’s the latest wrinkle in bottling and may make a fortune for its clever inventor. Inserted when the bottle is capped, the waterproof straw is closed at the top, trapping air that makes it buoyant. For use, you simply pinch the top to open it, and extend the telescoping straw so that it will be long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle.

A Five-Story Tin Can (Jan, 1948)

A Five-Story Tin Can
Phantom view above shows how five different vegetables share the new Layer Pak tin can put out by the Larsen Co., of Green Bay, Wis. The various layers of vegetables are separated by parchment-paper walls.

Pretzel Bending Machine Solves Problem (Nov, 1936)

Pretzel Bending Machine Solves Problem

Accomplishing what once was considered as impossible for a machine, a new pretzel bender turns out 900 completely twisted pretzels per minute. It more than equals the work of fifteen expert pretzel-bending girls. The machine is an odd assembly of wheels, endless belts, air hose and electric motors, yet it handles pretzels with far more skill and speed than the best worker. Circle, top, machine at work. Center, pretzels ready for cooking. Bottom, expert worker bending pretzels by hand .