Pitch perfect: sporting goods

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans used to market sporting goods, including firearms, golf clubs, and skates.

Ace of diamonds, The (Wilson Western Sporting Goods Co.).
America’s finest fish lines (Sunset lines), San Francisco.
Arms that protect American farms, The (Iver-Johnson shotguns).
As easy as pointing your finger (Colt Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co.).

Balanced load shells, The (Winchester Repeating Arms Co.).
Ball that made baseball, The (A. G. Spalding & Bros.).
Best bait for fishing since fishing first began (George W. Julian).
Best for the camp, bears the Gold Medal stamp (Gold Medal Camp Furniture).

Choice of champions, The (Spalding & Bros. of Canada. Ltd.).
Choice of champions (gun), Western Cartridge Co., St. Louis.
Clubs of character for every golfer (Volcan Golf Co.), Portsmouth, O.
Come on, you sunners (Jantzen swim suit).
Count the stars who use them (A. J. Reach, Wright & Ditson Co.)
Course tested golf clubs (Crawford, McGregor & Canby Co.).

Delightfully see-worthy (Jordan swimsuits).
Develops a beautiful line (swim suit).

Favorite shells satisfy good shooters (Federal Cartridge Co.).
Fish “Heddon” and fish better (Jas. Heddon’s Sons), Rod, spoon.
Fishing tackle for every kind of fishing (South Bend).
Fits the sport (hunters’ and campers’ equipment), Red Head Brand Co.
For a lifetime of hunting (Savage Arms Corp.), Utica, N. Y.
For clean hits and clean barrels (Remington shells).
For more than 25 years the authority on gun cleaning (F. A. Hoppe, Inc.).
Fullest elasticity retained (Wm. E. Wright & Sons Co.).

Great name in tackle, A (Pflueger).
Gun for every American shooting need, A (Marlin Firearms Co.), New Haven.
Gun that knows no closed season, The (Crossman Arms Co.).

Hammer the hammer (Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works).
Hits where you aim (United States Cartridge Co.).

If it’s Remington, it’s right (cartridge), duPont.
If Weber makes it, a fish takes it (Frost Fishing Tackle Co.).
It’s Wilson today in sports equipment (Wilson).

King of all tees (Rex tees), Jack Shipman, Chicago.

Largest manufacturer of shot guns in the world (Savage Arms Corp.).
Load for every purpose and a shell for every purse, A (U. S. Cartridge Co.).

Makes the world swim (bathing suit).
Micro-filtered (cartridge filters), Bowser, Inc. Ft. Wayne.
More action gets more bass (fishing dancer).
Most complete line of firearms in the world, The (Savage Arms Corp.).

One of the everlasting kind (golf bags), Lowenberg Co.
Out-sells because it out-shoots gun (gun), Western Cartridge Co., St. Louis.
Out-speed and out-last all others (Dunne), skates.

Packs the power (Peters), bullets.
Pioneering better guns and greater values since 1864 (Stevens Arms).
Play ball with Pennsylvania (athletic rubber balls), Penna. Tire Co.
Play more, live longer (Sports Age), New York.
Play safe with Wilco (float coat), Willer & Son.
Power without powder (Crosman Arms Co.), Rochester.
Proven best by government test (Colts arms).

Quality requires no apology (hunters and campers clothing), Red Head Brand Co.

Racing planned for pleasure (Garden State Racing Assn.), Camden, N. J.
Right in shape, temper and finish (fish hooks), O. Mustad & Sons.
River-runt does the stunt, The (fishing tackle), J. Heddon’s Sons.
Rod of champions, The (True Temper).
Rod with the fighting heart, The (fishing tackle), Heddon’s Sons.

Scores in every field of sport (sports equipment), MacGregor Goldsmith, Inc.
Serving the fishermen’s needs for over 100 years (Fish Net & Twine Co.).
Serving with distinction (Har-tru tennis courts).
Shows good form in the stretch (Latex swim suit).
Smartest togs on the beach (Asbury Mills).
Standard for more than 35 years, The (W. E. Wright & Sons), Orange, N. J.

Ten shots quick (Savage automatic pistol).
There’s Wilson equipment for every sport (Thos. E. Wilson Co.).
They better your aim (Lyman Gun Sight Corp.), Middlefield, Conn.
They take every trick (Grand Slam golf clubs), Hillerich & Bradbsy Co., Inc.
To the victor goe the crown (Victor Sporting Goods Co.), Brantford, Canada.
Trophy tells the tale, The (taxidermists), McLellan Bros., El Paso.

Veteran reel for veteran fishermen (Meiselbach Mfg. Co., Inc.).

When you get a shot, you get a duck, with Super X (Western Cartridge Co.).
Wings of steel (ice skates), Nestor Johnson Mfg. Co., Chicago.
World over, it’s Everlast, The (sporting goods).
World’s champion ammunition (Western Cartridge Co.).
World liveliest bait (Live-Lure).

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