Thursday, August 26, 2010

In the 50s, people brewed Sanka in humongous light bulbs.

(click ad, from 1953, via) Just. Strange. By the way, "caffein" was an acceptable spelling back then. And "tasteless caffein adds nothing to coffee's goodness" was a bald-faced lie. Also, our gentlemen hero is not going to be sleeping all night, he's going to be pissing all night. Previous retro Sanka ad: 1940: fat lazy sleazy siesta-less Mexican man convinced to switch to Sanka.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Brandon said...

I've had this image on my office wall for years. Love it.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Clark Street said...

My parents had a pair of those glass carafes back in the 50s. You didn't brew the coffee in them, you just poured it into them after brewing & they rested on a base that had either a candle to keep it warm or a Sterno can.

10:39 PM  
Blogger Pierre said...

I just discover your blog and it's great!

Will still have a coffee maker made with 2 bulbs. Barely use it now but it made great coffee
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarapeix/2166344236/

5:56 AM  

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