1918 Erector ad


From the photostream of Flickr user thoth-god.


6 thoughts on “1918 Erector ad

  1. Maker Dino says:

    I love this kind of ad copy! You simply couldn’t get away with this now… no way!!
    This is the era my oldest brothers grew up in. A time when it was OK for a boy to blow shit up! I remember, being a boy in the 60’s, messing around with what was left of their Gilbert Chemistry set.

    I don’t think they had an Erector set, but remember other kids having them. They were super cool!!!

  2. Joe says:

    Sounds like classic Robert Collier copy to me. Good stuff.

  3. charlie says:

    “Give your boy a Nurse’s outfit”, i guess they were a lot more progressive in those days than i’d realised.

    meccano is probably the single best reason i grew upto be a hacker.

    Well at least they never used babies to get mothers to smoke.

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