Pitch perfect: building supplies

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans used to market building supplies.

According to Hoytt (Hoytt Constr. Co.), Los Angeles.
Admits might, retards heat (Awens-Illinois Glass Co.), Toledo, Ohio.
Airedale brick, like Airedale dogs, so darned ugly they are beautiful.
All fire are not alike, nor are all fire extinguishers (Foamite Childs Corp.).
Always one step ahead of the weather (Rusco), Screen and storm sash.
Anchors like a rock (Chicago Steel Post Co.).
Aristocrat of American Roofing, The (American Sea Green Slate Co.).
Aristocrat of Building Materials, The (Indiana Limestone Quarrymen’s Assn.).
Asbestos cannot burn (Asbestos Shingle, Slate and Sheathing Co.), Ambler, Pa.

Back-bone of better plastering (Milwaukee Corrugating Co.).
Beautiful, Enduring, Strong, Tough (Stainless Steel), Electro Metallurgical.
Beautiful windows at low cost (Clopay), Window shades.
Beauty and Economy burned in (Common Brick Mfrs. Assn. of America), Cleveland.
Beauty of wood and the strength of steel, the (The Send Co.).
Best in asbestos (K & M).
Best that man can build, The (fixtures), R. Mansfield & Son, Louisville, Ky.
Better than plaster to withstand disaster (The Upson Co.), Lockport, N. Y.
Bonded Termite Insulation (E. L. Bruce Co.), Memphis, Tenn.
Bronze as strong as nickel steel, A (Am. Manganese Bronze Co.), Holmesburg, Pa.
Budget sets the pace, The (Otis elevator).
Builder’s Department Store, A (Mississippi Valley Struct. Steel Co.), Decatur.
Builder’s Department Store, The (Mox, Inc.), Los Angeles.
Builder’s selection for unfailing protection, The (Amer. Tar & Chem. Co.).
Building for the ages (Queenston Limestone).
Building Material Headquarters (Pioneer Sand & Gravel Co.), Seattle.
Build on Certain-teed, the well-known name (roofing).
Build right, with Insulite (The Insulite Co.), Minneapolis.
Build the Nation securely with the nation’s building stone (Indiana Limestone).
Build to endure (Certain-teed Products Corp.), St. Louis.
Build with machine tool accuracy (Black-Clawson Co.), Hamilton, Ohio.
Bulit by Aberthaw (Aberthaw Contruction Co.).
Built first—to last (Reynolds Shingle Co.), Grand Rapids, Mich.

Cabinet-wood of the elect, The (American Walnut Mfrs. Assn.).
Cement manufacturers for nearly a century (Louisville Cement Co.).
Choice of the crew and the big boss, too, The (Ohio Brass Co.), Mansfield, Ohio.
Concrete for permanence (Portland Cement Assoc.), Chicago.
Cork-lined houses make comfortable homes (Armstrong Cork & Insulation Co.).
Correctly Building Insulation and sound control material (Flax-li-num), St.
Cuts costs, creates sales (Molybdenum), Metal.

Dedicated to progress in the clay industry (Brick & Clay Board), Chicago.
Designed to guard the integrity of the contents (Dodge cork closures).
Distinctive as your thumb print (National Mfg. Corp.), Tonawanda, N. Y.
Door that stands the famous soaking test, The (Wheeler, Osgood Co.), Tacoma.
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Pitch perfect: hardware

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans used to market hardware products and tools.

Buy it at the hardware store (Frank Burke Hardware Co.), Waukegan.

Choice of three generations (Hardward), Brown & Sharpe.

Drop-forging people, The (J. H. Williams & Co.), Buffalo.

Easiest line to sell, The (J. Wiss & Sons), Cutlery.
Easily distinguished by the yellow back (faucet washer), Ross Mfg. Co.
Easily identified by the yellow back (faucet washer), Ross.
Every catch stays caught (W. A. Gibbs & Son), Chester, Pa.

File for every purpose, A (Nicholson File co.), Providence.
Fine tool at a fair price, A (Capewell Mfg. Co.), Hartford.
Fingers of steel (Smith & Hemenway Co.), Red Devil Pliers.
First with the facts on hydraulically-formed bellows (Clifford Mfg. Co.).
For every purpose (Nicholson files).
For industry, shop, farm and home (Black & Decker), portable electric tools.

Good buildings deserve good hardware (Corbin), New Britain, Conn.
Good workmen know the difference (Manning Abrasive Co.).

Hammer with a backbone, The (American Hammer Corp.), New York.
Hand-ee, the tool of 1001 uses (Chicago Wheel & Mfg. Co.).
Hardware is the jewelry of the home (McKinney Mfg. Co.), Pittsburgh.
Hardware that harmonizes (P & F Corbin).
Holds like a fish hook (hammers), United Sales Corp., San Francisco.
House of a million nuts, The (MarFarlane Nuts Co.).

It pays to use good tools (Vaughan & Bushnell Mfg. Co.).
It’s all in the wheel (glass cutter), Landon P. Smith, Inc., Irvington, N. J.

Jack of all trades and master of plenty (Hand-ee Tool), Chicago Wheel Mfg. Co.
Jack that saves your back, The (Rees jack), Iron City Products Co.

Keep mechanics good tempered (Velchek Tool Co.), Cleveland.

Leads the way (Red Devil tools).
Lock fast to make things last (stop nuts), Elastic, Union, N. J.
Locks recommended by the world’s leading lock experts (Yale & Towne).

Mac-It endurance, your best insurance (screws), Strong, Carlisle & Hammond Co.
Made to blue print (Fostoria Screw Co.), Postoria, Ohio.
Make an heirloom (woodworkers tools), Woodcraft Supply Co., Boston.
Making strong the things that make America strong (Russell, Bursdall Bolts).
Mallet with the oval handle, The (Warren Handle Works Co.), Cortland, Ohio.

Name back of saw value, The (E. C. Atkins & Co.).
Name really means something, The (Niles Tools Works Co.), Hamilton, Ohio.
Never jar loose (Drake Lock Nut Co.).

O-B on a Bull Dog clamp proves the safest quality stamp (Ohio Brass Co.).
On the bench since 1850 (Prentiss Vice Co.), New York.
Our advice is as good as our service (Thompson-Starrett Co.).

Put it up to us to put it up for you (Thompson-Starrett Co.).

Quality comes first; Plumb is first in quality (tools).
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