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.).
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