15 October 2019
1959 comic book advertisements
I'm giving a goodbye read to old comic books before disposing of them. Yesterday evening I encountered the above page of advertisements on the inside back page of an issue of Caspar the Friendly Ghost.
I presume the "Safety Deposit Bank Vault" was of a size that a thief could pick it up and put it in their pocket. But I'm more intrigued by the "Record Your Voice At Home" advertisement. I believe in that era my father owned an Edison Voicewriter, which I thought was rather sophisticated (and which generated a couple records which I don't expect ever to be able to listen to). I'm surprised that an equivalent device was marketed in childrens' comic books.