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Old adverts from days gone by

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Astonian

gone but not forgotten
John collier, john collier, the window to whatch there old advert
And I think there was a small shop of there's there or four doors
From the spring hill library and tight next door was where you could buy four little Dominos ciggerettes
For a tanner 6d on our way to school Ickneild street sec, modhockley brook
 

paul stacey

master brummie
Last suit I brought from, "Austin Reeds", I still have it was in the 80's and cost over £500, but it is still perfect if a little old fashioned.Paul
 

farmerdave

master brummie
Sneaking in here an ultra-modern advert. Seen today on a giant electronic display at Waterloo Station and advertising BT-Mobile with actor and comedian Alec Baldwin at various locations. Anyone from Birmingham will recognise the location in the photo below. Dave.
 

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farmerdave

master brummie
Quite a cracking 1937 advert for George Ellison Ltd, Birmingham 20, who were manufacturers of electric switchgear. You too could have had a six-pack like the one illustrated. Not sure if this counts as Art Deco? The illustrator was T. L. Poulton. Dave.
 

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oldMohawk

master brummie
Looking at a photo of some bomb damage in Ford Street Hockley I noticed this advert showing through the smoke.
'Housewives! Please Finish Travelling by 4.0 clock'.
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farmerdave

master brummie
I saw this advert for National Savings in a shop window in Wiltshire last week. Everything else in the window was old and therefore I am assuming that the advert is old as well. No idea who the cartoon character represents. It looks almost American. Dave.
 

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Richie

Mr.Respectable
I would imagine that the caricature is meant to represent the Mad March Hare in Alice in Wonderland, Dave. (Its Late, It's Late + the pocketwatch) Idea being in March (when the advert may have have been published) its time to get your savings in order for the 1st April each year.
 

Old Boy

master brummie
Thanks Dave, so that the war workers would have more public transport free.Paul
Hi All.
The word free has been misused in this context. It means free up more room for the workers. This was so that they could get home and maybe rest before a possible air raid. We have something similar now in that senior citizens bus passes cannot be used before 9.30am and between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
There was though a "Workers Return Ticket" which had to be purchased before 9am. For example a fare of 4d each way would only cost 6d for a return ticket.
Old Boy
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
To the left of the entrance to Number 17 Court, Brearley Street is an advert for 'Government Tea'. It looks official but maybe it was not and I wonder whether the residents of the street ever tried it.
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A Sparks

master brummie
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Had a search on the internet, looks like it was a brand in the early 1900's
 
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