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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Philco “Alice’s Adventures in Philcoland” ~ Refrigerator Adverts [1948] Illustrated

“So WONDERful, it’s fit for a Queen!”
This ad campaign for Philco refrigerators date from 1948 and featured illustrated characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Westinghouse “Laundromat” ~ Washing Machine Adverts [1944-1945]

“To a man’s heart through his hide!”
These ads for the Westinghouse “Laundromat” washing machine date from 1944-45.

Westinghouse ~ Kitchen Electrical Adverts [1946-1949]

“Every house needs Westinghouse!”
These style of ad campaign for various Westinghouse kitchen electricals date from 1946-49.

Club Aluminum ~ Cookware Adverts [1945-1947]

“Hello, full-flavour cooking!”
These eye-catching, black-background ads for Club Aluminum cooking pots and pans date from 1945-47.

Fairbanks-Morse “Automatic Coal Burners” ~ Heating Adverts [1941]

“Man, that’s not the work for a lovely wife!”
These ads for “Automatic Coal Burners” by Fairbanks-Morse date from 1941.

General Electric “G.E Lamps” ~ Lighting Adverts [1946-1947]

“Are Bulbsnatchers people?”
These ads for G.E Lamps, produced by General Electric, date from 1946-47 and featured different celebrities of the time “bulbsnatching”!

American Gas Association ~ Energy Adverts [1941-1947] Illustrations

“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!”
These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.

Westinghouse “Mazda Lamps” ~ Lighting Adverts [1941-1942] Illustrations

“For better sight use better light!”
These black and white illustrated ads for Mazda Lamps, produced by Westinghouse, date from 1941-42. Unfortunately the artist/artists didn’t sign them so I don’t know who they are by.

Congoleum-Nairn ~ Floor & Wall Covering Adverts [1948-1949]

“Walls go gay!”
These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.

Rinso ~ Laundry Adverts [1945]

“Whistle while you wash!”

These ads for Rinso laundry detergent are from 1945.

Nairn Linoleum ~ Flooring Adverts [1940-1941]

“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!”
These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.

Rubbermaid ~ Kitchenware Adverts [1977-1979]

“We help around the home.”

These ads for various Rubbermaid household storage items date from 1977-79.

Bendix ~ Washing Machine Adverts [1946-1947]

“I’m out of the washday picture!”
These ads for Bendix washing machines are from 1946-47.

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] Illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky

“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] Illustrations by Stan Ekman

“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.