Saturday, February 17, 2007

It seemed like such a good idea at the time

I came across this ad in an issue of the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh NY published just after WWII. They had come up with some terrific inventions during those years and were trying to figure out how to use them in civilian life.

This one doesn't appear to have caught on.

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1 comment:

ronnie said...

What a good idea. When they're done rubbing against their DDT-impregnated wallpaper, they can chew on the bars of their lead-painted crib.

When they get a little older, they can keep the lead slug the newspaperman gives them on their school field trip next to the cool mercury sample the dentist gaves them to play with.

It's a miracle any of youse born in the 40s and 50s survived, really. Good thing there was a boom.