Household

Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary. Below are the brands and products in this category.

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AMi ~ Jukebox Adverts [1960-1964]

“Exciting as a night on the town…”
These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.

Puss ‘n Boots ~ Cat Food Adverts [1947-1948]

“C is for Cat…and so is Puss ‘n Boots”
These ads for Puss ‘n Boots cat food date from 1947-48, with illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky.

Columbia Minerva Knitting Leaflets ~ Gifts & Household Items [1971-1977]

“In the mood of yesterday, today and tomorrow, in colours to blend with a mood, to accent a quite scene.”
Columbia Minerva knitting leaflets for various gifts household items, including rugs, toys and cushions. They date from 1971-77.

Bates Bedspreads & Drapes ~ Adverts [1940’s]

“Campus tested! Campus approved!”
These ads for Bates bedding and matching draperies are from 1941-49.

Waxtex ~ Waxed Paper Adverts [1942-1943]

“America’s handiest food-saver!”
These striking black and white illustrated ads for Waxtex waxed paper are from 1942-43.

Kitchens Of Tomorrow [Life, 1943]

“Kitchens of tomorrow may look like this!”
This article is from a 1943 edition of Life magazine.

Pard ~ Dog Food Adverts [1940-1941]

“I’m no softy, but sometimes my stomach is!”
These ads for Pard dog food from 1941 feature some very stylish illustrations by Stan Ekman.

La-Z-Boy Chairs ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“A beautiful way to relax.”
These are my favourite ads for La-Z-Boy chairs, dating from 1971-76.

Home Furnishings & Interior Design [Ebony, 1977]

“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.”
These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.

National Girobank ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Free record token when you open an account.”
These ads for National Girobank are from 1982-84. The account was for 15 to 19 year olds and offered record tokens as an incentive to open an account.

Barclays Bank “Supersavers Club” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Add a little excitement to your interest.”
These ads for the children’s Supersavers account from Barclays Bank are from 1982-85. The ads were aimed at teenagers.

Midland Bank “Griffin Savers” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“New Griffin Savers Account has a lot to offer young savers.”
This Midland Bank advert is from 1984-85. I had the Griffin Savers Account myself and still have the dictionary and pencil case somewhere!

NatWest “On Line Account” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Isn’t it time you replaced your piggy bank?”
These graphic design style ads for NatWest banks On Line account are from 1986-87. The account was aimed at teenagers.

NatWest “Ade Edmonson” ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…”
Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).

Ever Ready “Gold Seal” Batteries ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“Go Go Go Gold Seal”
These fantastic collage ads for Every Ready “Gold Seal” batteries date from 1985-86.

Gold Seal Linoleum ~ Adverts [1950’s]

“The nicest things happen when you choose Gold Seal.”
These ads for Gold Seal linoleum flooring are from 1952-57.

Scintilla Satin Sheets ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“All things exotic in satin.”
These slightly saucy ads for Scintilla satin bedding are from 1970-75.

Simmons “Hide-A-Bed” ~ Adverts [1940’s-1950’s]

“World’s smartest sofa hides the world’s most comfortable bed!”
These Hide-A-Bed ads by Simmons date from 1947 to 1956.

Technics CD & Cassette Players ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“A slight improvement on perfection.”
These Technics CD and cassette player ads date from 1980-86. They are all very sci-fi with dark backgrounds, moonscapes, lasers and grids.

General Electric Hi-Fi’s ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“No one lets you experience the Power of Music like General Electric.”
These General Electric portable cassette player and hi-fi ads date from 1985-86. Red-Hot-Power!

Toshiba Cassette Players ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“This deck is loaded.”
These little b/w Toshiba cassette player ads date from 1983-87. Auto-reverse. Twin deck. Graphic equalizers. Anti-roll. What more could you want?

Columbia “Listening In Depth” ~ Adverts [1950’s]

“A new experience in “360” high-fidelity.”
These Columbia “listening in depth” ads date from 1957-58.

Du Pont Paint ~ Adverts [1950’s]

“Buy the paint that’s worth the work… the beauty lasts!”
These super adverts for Du Pont paints date from 1958-59.

Frigidaire “Space Age Refrigeration” ~ Adverts [1960’s]

Frigidaire announces space age refrigeration!
These futuristic, sci-fiĀ inspired Frigidaire ads are from 1966. They all feature sixties clad models wearing bubble space helmets (or possibly fish bowls).

Kelvinator “Foodarama” ~ Adverts [1950’s]

These ads for Kelvinator’s “Foodarama” fridge/freezer are from 1955-59. After my initial amazement at the amount of food stored inside, my main thought was “why have they put bananas in the freezer?”. Turns out, there was a special unrefrigerated place added specifically to store bananas!

Edison Electric Institute ~ Adverts [1960’s]

“You live better electrically.”
These Gold Medallion Home ads are from 1965-67. Look how happy electricity makes them!

Happy Face Lamps ~ Penneys Catalogue [1970’s]

“Lamps with Light-Up Smiles!”
These splendidly creepy boy and girl clown lamps are from Penneys 1970 Christmas catalogue.

Swinging Safari ~ Sears Catalogue [1960’s]

“Hunt through this and the next three pages for the animal look.”
Found in the 1969 Sears Christmas Catalogue, this delightfully understated range of safari chic. Check out the Zebra telephone!