Long- time subscriber, Peter Tozer from Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham, sent in a number of advertising slogans, many of which used to be seen on old metal signs and railway posters, long before they made their appearance on television and the internet. Peter asks if readers have any favourites. I certainly do and, much to my wife’s consternation, often sing old television jingles etched on my brain. Can you remember these?
Wipe it on, Windolene, wipe it off
Windolene, That’s how to get your windows clean. Wipe it off, straight away, wipe it off,
no delay, So easy with new Windolene, Windolene.
* * * One Thousand and One, One Thousand and One, Gets rid of that workaday frown. One Thousand and One cleans a big, big
carpet, For less than half a crown!
* * * Handy Andy, strong little gentleman, Cleans the whole house faster than A whole lot of other cleaners can!
Reg Harris was world cycling pursuit champion and this advert used impressive alliteration to promote his sponsor.