The Talk-o-phone, the Victor-Victrola, and the Proctor and Gamble Co.'s vegetable glycerine for smoker's throat can all be found in this amusing and nostalgic collection of old advertisements dating back to before the turn of the century. This scrapbook follows the development of advertising from Columbia Bicycle in 1880 and The Primo - patent direct action jet cycle water closet in 1891 through the Spiegel, May, Stern Co. of Chicago's offer of thirty days free trial and easy credit terms for the merchandise in their 1909 catalogue. This is a delightful and memorable look into the merchandise and fashions, strange and familiar, of an earlier America.
The sequel to its companion, The Automotive Mascot Worldwide un Objet d'Art, this book is for both the advanced and novice mascot collector. Art photography studies of 129 mascots/hood ornaments, most in life size. Pictures are accompanied by related text and footnotes following mascot design Worldwide from 1909 to 1980: 15 French, 8 English, 92 American and 6 of other countries. 45 of these mascots do not appear in any other reference book.
Written for the do-it-yourselfer, good enough for the pro! Find hidden rust, spot crash damage, detect body filler, size up a car with a 10-minute walk-around, find mechanical problems, road-test the vehicle, plus checklists to insure you get what you pay for.