Vest-Pocket Adding Machine Print Ad

This old ad showcases a “cool technology of the time”….an adding machine for your vest-pocket!

The copy interestingly talks in the first person tense, so it’s the machine speaking to you in the ad. Clever and hilarious!

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1967 version of “eCommerce”

This Johnson Smith Novelty Items magazine ad was how the 1960’s version of “eCommerce” companies worked. They would make compact ads like this with their catalog of popular (or curiosity-inducing)