Pitch perfect: coal and coke

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

Always 2000 pounds to the ton (Apex Coal Corp.), Indianapolis.
Anthracite that serves you right, The (Deering Coal & Wood Co.), Portland, Me.
Aristocrat of smokeless coals, The (Red Jacket Coal Sales Co.), Columbus, O.

Bear for heat, A (Fraker Coal Co.), Denver.
Black business handled white, A (No. Memphis Coal Co.).
Burns coal burns (Burns Bros.).

Chief of West Virginia high volatile coals (Red Jacket Sales Co.).
Clean, convenient fuel, The (Sterno Corp.), New York.
Coal that satisfies, The (Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Co.).

For 40 years, the standard of West Virginia (Red Jacket).
Fuel that satisfies, The (Scranton & Lehigh Coal Co.).
Fuel without a fault, The (coke), Semet-Solvay Co.

Hard soft coal (Lumaghi Coal Co.), St. Louis.

Intense heat (Jackson-Sheridan Fuel Co.).
It’s always coal weather (Stearns Coal & Lumber Co.).

Justly famous (Red Jacket).

Keep the home fire burning (coal), American Ice Co., Philadelphia.
Knocks one-third off your fuel costs (Hamilton coke).

Laugh at winter (Kopper Gas & Coke Co.), Kearny, N. J.
Let the Silver Fleet deliver your heat (coal, oil, coke), G. W. Pickering.
Looks clean, is clean, stays clean (Red Jacket Coal).

Machine that made coal an automatic fuel, The (Iron Fireman Mfg. Co.).
Modern fuel for modern heating, The (Koppers Co.).
More heat per dollar (Red Jacket Sales Co.).
More steam with less coal (Stanwood Corp.).

National Fuel heats Denver, The (National Fuel Co.), Denver.
Naturally superior (Reading anthracite).
New smokeless coal from Old Virginia, The (Red Jacket).
No long waits, no short weights (North Memphis Coal Co.), Memphis.

Reduce the cost but not the heat (Victor-American Fuel Co.), Denver.
Rugged as the Rockies (Red Jacket Coal Sales).

Service to industry (Fairmont Coal Bureau).
Solution of the power problem (white coal), Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Co.
Standard of perfection (Logan County Coal Corp.), Cincinnati.
Stays dustless until the last shovelful (Giese Bros. Coal Co.), Toledo.
Stearns coal is solid heat (Stearns Coal & Lumber Co.), Stearns, Ky.
Stearns coal, the famous portable climate coal (Stearns Coal & Lumber Co.).

To heat right, burn our anthracite (Anthracite Mining Assn.), Scranton.
Tons of comfort (Denver Hanna coke).

Warmth without waste (LaSalle Coke Co.), Montreal, Canada.
We’re careful of your comfort (Kipper’s coke).
We seek to serve (Ohio Fuel Supply Co.).
Won’t clog on wet coal (Perfect Spread Stoker).

Yard near you, A (Comfort Coal-Lumber Co.), Hackensack, N. J.
You can do it better with gas (American Gas Assn.).
Your biggest money’s worth (electricity).
Your cheapest helper (Reddy Kilowatt), Ashton B. Collins.
Your electrical servant (Reddy Kilowatt).
Your neighbors know New England Coke (New England Coke Co.), Boston.
Your power-ful worker (Reddy Kilowatt).

Pitch perfect: public utilities

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

America, a land of light in a world of darkness (Consumers Public Power).
At your service (New York Edison).

Citizen, wherever we serve, A (Georgia Railway & Power Co.).
Complete gas service for every home (American Gas Machine Co.), Albert Lea, Minn.
Costs less per month of service (Vesta Accumulator Co.).

Don’t write, telegraph (Western Union).
Don’t write, telephone (Bell Telephone).

For the greatest good of the greatest number (City Light).
Friendly place to work, A (Bell Telephone).

Good job for you, A (U. S. Army).

In the twinkling of an eye (Trans-Canada System), Telephone.

Live electrically and enjoy the difference (Reddy Kilowatt).
Long distance is the shortest way home (Bell System).

Most for your money in fuel, The (Illinois-Iowa Power Co.).

One policy, one system, universal service (American Tel. & Telegraph Co.).
Our ambition: ideal telephone service for Michigan (Mich. Bell Tel. Co.).

Power that lights and moves Alabama, The (Alabama Power Co.).

So many times a telegram means so much (Western Union).

Telephone appointments prevent disappointments.

Use the Bell to sell (Bell Telephone Co.).

Voice with a smile, The (Bell).
Voice with the smile wins, The (Am. Tel. & Tel. Co.).
Voice with the smile wins the world over, The (Am. Tel. & Tel. Co.).

Pitch perfect: electrical appliances

As the Pitch Perfect series continues, we today feature a collection of 1949 advertising slogans used to market electrical appliances and accessories.

Above all, dependable (Universal motors).

Balanced construction means durability (Johnson outboard motor).
Battery with a kick (Prest-O-Lite).
Better light brings better living (Consumers Public Power District).
Built for the best (Apollo Magneto Corp.).

Come on, breeze, let’s blow (electric fan), Wagner Electric Co.
Cook electrically and enjoy the difference (Reddy Kilowatt).
Creative electrical engineering (Leland Electric Co.), Dayton.
Crest of American engineering (Deusenberg Motors Co.).
Cup for two or two for you, A (percolator), Metal Ware Co.

Don’t buy motors, buy Motor-Gard (emergency motor protector).

Electricity gives you matchless cooking (L. A. Bureau of Power and Light).
Electricity gives you matchless water heating (L. A. Bureau of Power and Light).
Everything electrical for home and industry (Canadian Westinghouse Co.).
Everything electrical for the theatre (Major Equipment Co.).

Faithfulness of an old friend, The (North East Electric Co.).
For lifetime service (wiring sytem), General Electric Co.
For wonderful ironings (elastic hot startch).
From the smallest to the largest (motor troubles rectified), Anessen Elec.
From the tiniest to the mightiest (motors), General Electric Co.

Give Red Bands your hard job (Howell Electric Motors Co.).
Good mechanic’s choice, The (U. S. Electrical Tool Co.), Cincinnati.

House of magic, The (General Electric).

Industrial efficiency depends on electrical control (Cutler-Hammer Co.).
In electricity, it’s Edison from start to finish (Edison-Splitdorf Corp.).
Instantly known when blown (Royal Crystal fuse plug), Royal Electric Co.
It’s an “open and shut” case (K & M Kontrol), Motor valve.
It’s a real fuse, built for real service (Trico Fuse Mfg. Co.).

Key to better grinding, The (Black and Decker Mfg. Co.), Towson, Md.
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