Pitch perfect: personal effects

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans used to market products that fall under the rather broad label of Personal Effects, including shaving supplies and toiletries, luggage, gloves, and a variety of other items.

All one piece; twist, it opens; twist, it closes (Gem razor).
Always on the beam (Spotlite handbags).
Always something new (Percy Kent bags).
America looks to Lincoln for leadership in luggage (valises).
America’s best traveling companion (trunks), Mendel-Drucker.
Auto-Strop razor—sharpens itself (safety razor).
Avoid 5 o’clock shadow (Gem razors).

Bacmo gloves are better, better buy Bacmo (Bacmo-Postman Corp.).
Ball-bearing shave, The (E. R Squibb & Sons).
Barbers use straight rigid blades; so does Gem Razor.
Beautiful hair is as easy as HQZ (hair preparations), HQZ Laboratories.
Beauty begins with the hair (permanent wave), Gabrieleen Co.
Be fair to your hair (Vitalbrush).
Below skin level shave (Packard electric shaver).
Best for every purpose (Grinnel gloves), Morrison Ricker Mfg. Co.
Best today, still better tomorrow (Firestone luggage goods).
Better hearing longer (Mini-Max hearing-aid devices).
Better vision for better looks (Better Vision Institute).
Blades men swear by, not at, The (Durham-Duplex).
Brace for good taste, A (suspenders), Sears Roebuck.
Bristles can’t come out, The (Rubberset shaving brush).
Brushless wonder, The (Benex brushless shave).
Brush the cobwebs from your beauty (Kent brushes).
Brush your hair to loveliness (Dupont plastic brush).
Built to fit the trip (Miller luggage).
Built to last through every trip (Rennus luggage).

Can’t skid off the shoulders (A. Stein & Co.).
Chest for every need, A (Caswell-Runyan).
Chest for every need, a chest for every purse, A (Caswell-Runyan).
Civilized way of shaving, The (Shick Dry Razor).
Clean hair means a healthy scalp (Ace combs), American Hard Rubber Co.
Cools and soothes as you shave (F. F. Ingram Co.).
Created to carry your belongings in perfection throughout your lifetime (Halliburton travel cases)
Creators of distinctive luggage (Unique luggage).

Deodorant in every Kotex napkin at no extra cost, A.
Diamond Edge is a quality pledge, The (Shapleigh Hardware Co.).
Different because they’re better (Pal razor blades).

Easy does it (Enders shaver).
Every shave a good shave (Soap Products, Ltd.).

Find this button and you’ve found the belt (Modern Belt Co.).
Fit all hands and all purses (gloves), F. T. Simmons.
$5 razor with 1000 new edges (Super razor), London.
For a better shave (Stanley shave cream).
For a cooling shave (Ingram’s).
For a royal shave (King Razor Co.).
For better eyesight (American Optical Co.).
For everything “under the sun” (Wilsonite sun glasses).
For good Marx-manship (metal identification tags), Kloz Marx Co.
For modern shaving (Barbasol shave cream).
For shaving without brush or lather (Pryde-Wynn Co.).
For smooth shaves (Twinplex Sales Co.).
For the one man in 7 who saves every day (Glider Brushless Shave).
For the shave that never fails (Rock Flint Co.), Inwood, N. Y.
For those who go first class (Horn luggage).
Four-edged razor blade, The (O. C. Craig Co., Ltd.), Winnipeg.
From the TIP of her toes to the TOP of her head (Tip Top Products Co.).
From the tropics to Main Street (Simon Bros. Co.).

Gem Blades never irritate the face.
Gentlemen prefer Bond’s (handkerchiefs).
Gift that endears and endures, The (Lektro shaver).
Give him Schick’s appeal (electric razor).
Glasses that grace the face (Schulte, N. Y.).
Good for its face value (shaving cream), Vantine & Co.
Grace the face and stay in place (glasses), E. Kirstein & Sons.
Guardians of good grooming (Owens hair brushes).

Hair net that sits true, The (Sitroux Importing Co.).
Hand in hand with fashion (mesh bags), Whiting & Davis Co.
“Hank” for a Yank, A (Bond Handkerchief Co.).
“Hanks” are coming, The (Bond Handkerchief Co.).
Has the ‘edge” five ways (Pal Razor Blades).
Head to foot, cellar to attic (Fuller brushes).
Hear more, carry less (Otarion singlepack hearing aid).

If it’s dust-proof, it’s a Mendel (Mendel-Drucker trunk).
If it’s marked AO, it’s smartly styled, optically correct (polaroid day lens).
If it’s marked AO, it suits you so (polaroid day glasses).
It lulls the skin (shaving cream), Coty, Inc.
It makes its way by the way it’s made (Bridgeport luggage).
It’s certified quality (Bond handkerchief).
it’s heavier (Molle shave cream).
It’s made of New Castle, more need not be said (New Castle Leather Co.).
It’s quick-wetting (Williams shaving cream).

Just a darn good shaving cream (Commercial Laboratories).

Keen for dull blades (Dudley Freeman Co.).
Keeps the hair in place (Hump Hair Pin Mfg. Co.).
Keeps the hair in place (Stacomb), Standard Laboratories.
Keep your bob at its best (Bobbie Pin), Marcus-Lesoine, Inc.
Keep your patrons from getting it in the neck (barber’s towel), Bobit.

Lady to her gloved fingertips, A (Bacmo-Postman Corp.), Gloves.
Largest monogram house in the world (Monocraft).
Last word in fine leather luggage, The (Edw. Freeman).
Let the user judge (Wollensack Optical Co.).
Life looks brighter (Univis glasses).
Lightweight case that carries suits wrinkle-free, The (luggage).
Like pearl temples bhind the ears (spectacles), No-Ease Co.
Little barber in a box, The (American Safety Razor Corp.).
London House fine English brushes for good grooming (London House, Ltd.).
Look for the Hartmann Red on the trunk you buy (Hartmann Trunk Co.).
Loop sharp! Feel sharp! Be sharp! (Gillette).
Lovely hair deserves fine care (Dupont combs).
Luggage of distinction (Tufraw).
Luggage you will love to travel with (Rauchback-Goldsmith).
Luxury in leather (I. J. Vogel Co.).

Made stronger, lasts longer (hair nets), Human & Oppenheim.
Makes electric shaving easier (Lectric shaver).
Make thy mark (Identification stamps), Kloz Marx Co.
Mark of America’s smartest leather goods, The (Ender-Kress).
Masterpiece in leatherware, A (Davio).
More effective because it’s more sell-ective (Luggage & Leather Goods Mfg.).
More practical than ever (old spice shave mug refill), Shulton, Inc.
More shaving comfort for your money (Gillette blades).
Must make good or we will (Genco razors), Geneva Cutlery Corp.

Name that means everything in luggage, The (Rauchbach).
Nationally recognized as the “straw pioneer” (handbags), Simon Bros.
Never let your hair down (Scoldy Lox bob pin).
New frame if the wind breaks it, A (Storm Hero Umbrella Co.).
No belts, no pins, no pads, no odor (Tampax).
No better blades at any price (Berkeley).
No brush, no lather, no rub-in (Barbasol).
No nicks, no burns, no tricks to learn (electric shaver).
No pull, no pain, no sting (Barbasol blades).
Not a shadow of a doubt (Kotex).
Nothing too good for men in service (The Mennen Co.).

104 shaves in the big tube (Listerine shave cream).
Only new idea in shaving since the safety razor, The (Valniva Shaving Cream).
Only pair of eyes you’ll ever have, The (glasses), Roy E. Denny.
Only refill shaving stick (Colgate & Co.).
On to stay on (Shur-on), E. Kirstein Sons Co.

Pal hollow ground has the “edge”, Pal Blade Co.).
Perfect shave, The (Schick Razor).
Precious little aids to beauty (Sta-Rite Hair Pin Co.).
Preferred by particular people for more than a century (Rigby Brushes).
Pure, soft, absorbent (Interlake tissue).
Put your best face forward, every day (Coronet vibrator).

Quality razor of the world, The (Gillette Safety Razor).

Razor with 1000 new edges (Super razors), London.
Real razor, made safe, A (Durham Duplex).
Ride like a feather in your pocket (Rumpp Wallets).
Royalty of leatherware, The (Prince Gardner Wallet).

Saves shaving seconds and second shavings (Durex Razor Blades).
Save with safety; shave with safety (Gem).
Seeing is believing (Oculens sun glasses), Comptone Co.
See that hump (Hump Hair Pin Mfg. Co.).
Shave and save with Marlin Blades.
Shave is better when the lather stays wetter, The (Lifebuoy Shaving Cream).
Shave that clicks, The (King Razor Co.).
Shave with a smile (Durham-Duplex Razor Co.).
Skin level shave (Packard electric shaver), Lektro Products, Inc.
Smoother faces (Gem Safety Razor Corp.).
Soft as a kitten’s ear (belts), Hews & Potter.
Sole makers of Acousticon since 1903 (hearing aid).
Sterling of leatherware, The (Rumpp luggage).
Stops reflected glaze all year round (polaroid visor).
Strop your razor as a barber does (razor).
Styled for the stars (Grantly sun glasses).

Takes the “lug” out of luggage (Karry-Lite Luggage).
Take your travel lightly (Horn Luggage Co.).
That eyes may see better and farther (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.).
There IS a difference in hearing aids (Western Electric).
There is only one “old faithful” (Rugged luggage).
There’s nothing too good for men in service (The Mennon Co.).
They reign in the rain (umbrellas), Follmer, Clogg & Co.
They won’t fall out (Hairlainers hairpins), Diadem, Inc.
Travel begins with Everwear (trunks and luggage), Rauchbach-Goldsmith).
Travel light, travel right (Val-A-Pak luggage).
Travel with Everwear; Everwear travels everywhere (Rauchbach-Goldsmith).
Tropical masterpieces (handbags), Simon Bros. Co.
Trunks may come and trunks may go, but Everwear goes on forever.
Trunk with doors, The (Winship & Sons), Utica, N. Y.
Try the new “free-stride” Modess.
Tube that lasts and l-a-s-t-s (Listerine shaving cream).
Turn back the hand of time with a youthful chin line (Health Appliance Co.).
To greater vision through optical science (Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.).

Venida rules the waves (hair net), Roser Co.
Very individually yours (Hickock buckles).
Visaphone eye and ear method (Fairchildo-Wood Visaphone Co.).

Walk with comfort (Modess).
We evolved the sytles that the world admires (Ideal Leather Case Co.), England.
Where face fitness starts (Williams shaving cream).
We shelter the world from sun and rain (umbrellas), Follmer-Clogg.
Where technicolor comes to life (Straw handbags), Simon Bros.
Why carry a cold in your pocket (handkerchiefs), Pervel Corp.
Will not ruin hose (foot pads), Quix Laboratories.
Wilts whiskers (Mennen shave cream).
Woman’s razor, The (Curvfit Products Co.).
Works of art in leather (Krucraft Leather Co.).
World’s largest razor, The (Rolls).
World’s coolest shave, The (Ingram’s shaving cream).

You cannot conceal your appearance from your friends (E. J. Ryan Co.).
You can shave in a foxhole with X-Ray (Hamilton Preparations).
You need a heavier cream to shave a tender skin (Molle).
You pay less for Gem Blades because you need so few.
Your hearing deserves the best (Sonotone).
Yours for Victory (Bond Handkerchief Co.).
Your waist will thank you (Pioneer Suspender Co.).

If you enjoyed this post, please consider
supporting Cladrite Radio on Patreon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.