Brand Names Foundation “Competition” Ad

This was an ad ran in Reader’s Digest in 1966 asking readers to “write in for a free booklet.”

“Writing in for a free booklet” was the “email signup” of the day before the internet.

You would write a physical letter ➡ Send it via Post Office ➡ They would send you the material and collect your name/address to put on their marketing list.

There was so much more work involved in creating a “customer list” back in the day!

Toaster Heat Setting Visual Chart

This is a cool chart sent along with a toaster that visually shows the different heat settings.

The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 don’t really mean much, but …