A couple of days ago I ran into a large pile of old news papers ranging from about 1910 to around 1930. Looking through them I noticed a lot of advertisements. These included things like tires, cars, and other automotive items.
Would anybody mind if I scanned a few of these and posted them on the forum a couple of times a week. There has to be over a 200 different news papers.
I was amazed at some of the things that were being sold back then. There was one advertizment that was a tire that was formed to look a link chain and then another on a nonskid tire that didnít look like any nonskid tire we see today then another advertised a Stewart tire pump that ran off the engine. The list is almost endless.
Being a history buff it was like walking into a gold mine.
By all means post them! I'm sure everyone would like to see those ads.
I always am interested in old advertisements. A while back, someone posted an ad for a Benn tire pump that runs off the front of the T motor. I've got one. Should've copied the ad.
Go for it Will!
Yes Yes Yes Please do it.
You'll be preserving them for the future.
While your at it save the scans to a CD and put a copy in a safe place.
Maybe send a copy to the MTFCA Museum
We don't want to loose things like that!
Sounds like a great plan.
Yes please! I'd love to see this stuff.
Sounds like fun!
Yeah, I'd like to see that stuff, too.
We must see them, all please.....
Excellent idea Will! I have seen old adds like that and have often wondered how many things I have seen at swap meets and auctions that I should have bought but didn't know what they were. Great idea, and I also think it would be a good idea to keep a record of them as Fred said. You might even give some thought to making a book if there are enough of them. Dave
Will - Great idea! I'm looking forward to seeing them.
All ahead full.
I am not saying you should copy Jay's accessory of the day, but if you post them like he does it will be easier to find a particular ad.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to do so.
Will - That would be interesting for sure! And I'll bet that tire you were describing was called "U.S Royal Chain" and I remember that tread design from when I worked in a bicycle shop when I was a kid. Sheeeesh! I AM getting old!!!
I love going through old ads, it's amazing the stuff that's come and gone ,and some that's stayed. I say "Bring it on Will"
Great Idea - perhaps head up your posts as "Period Advert - subject" in the subject line (or something like that) to make then easier to identify.
Sounds like good reading to me, do it to it!
Post away! I think we would all learn from it.
I think it will be very interesting, please do.
Good idea. An entertainment I've enjoyed is going to the library and reading microfilmed local papers from the twenties and thirties. The ads are interesting and the comics are addicting.
Sounds like a great idea Will.
I'd be interested in seeing what you've found.