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I grew up in the 50's and 60's and as I've mentioned before, my mother was one of those "modern" women who had to try all the newest, latest and greatest things to be sold.

I recall 2 in 1 products were very popular. One of the oddest things I recall, and this is prior to the creation of any consumer protection or product safety agencies, is a floor wax that also had a bug killer in it.

LOL! Can you imagine?

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Posts: 3606 | Location: Coastal SC | Registered: Jan 10, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good heavens! To this day I have to prove to my daughter that I'm not putting No Bugs M'Lady shelf paper in the kitchen!
 
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sms -- I had forgotten about the "no bugs" shelf paper! Never heard of the floor wax!

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Posts: 6355 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I used them both! Big Grin

And by special order you can still get stuff to go into exterior paint to keep spiders & other small bugs away from painted houses. We used to use that all the time in Fl.!


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I used them both! Big Grin

And by special order you can still get stuff to go into exterior paint to keep spiders & other small bugs away from painted houses. We used to use that all the time in Fl.!


Thanks Karen, I was starting to think I imagined it - I couldn't recall the brand but I remember the commercials so I was sure it was a main stream product.


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I used them both! Big Grin

And by special order you can still get stuff to go into exterior paint to keep spiders & other small bugs away from painted houses. We used to use that all the time in Fl.!


Thanks Karen, I was starting to think I imagined it - I couldn't recall the brand but I remember the commercials so I was sure it was a main stream product.


No, you didn't imagine it. I think I used it when I lived in Ca....lots of little critters running around in the LA heat. I don't remember the name either, but I do remember using KLEAR liquid floor cleaner/wax-polish...it was a 2in1 thing too. Some guys used it on their boots until they found out it cracked the leather.


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Posts: 5125 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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"Glasswax"; does anyone remember from the 50s/60s? It was a pink liquid that came in a metal can. You applied to glass and I suppose mirrors and when it dried white, you rubbed off w/soft cloth. At holidays, it came with stencils and you could decorate your picture window with bells, santas, etc.!!!

It was fun, but made kind of a dusty mess as you cleaned off the dried material. I still remember the smell. Prob not good for folks w/allergies/asthma.
 
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"Glasswax"; does anyone remember from the 50s/60s?


Yes, I do. there also was a wonderful product that is no longer sold. It was Jubilee wax and it came in a bottle and was white and creamy. It smelled good too.

I remember laundry detergent. . . Lux, and Rinso and my mom often grated feels naphtha into the washing machine. I remember bluing to whiten your clothes and liquid starch. These both were applied to appropriate articles in basins of a mixture of the product and water, no sprays!

I remember Kemtone paint which always nauseated me. Bleach in glass bottles.

I think my parents cleaned with lysol, pine sol and **** and span.
 
Posts: 13092 | Registered: Jun 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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LOS: You can order Jubilee wax from the Vermont Country Store.
 
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Yes, I have used that additive for painting the garage. It's called Bu*gJuice.

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I remember the Fuller Brush man coming to the door to sell cleaning products and we also had a bedspread and curtain salesman (Shiffman's) who came to the door. Those products lasted for years but were very expensive.


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Posts: 2540 | Location: Sarasota | Registered: Jan 31, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I ordered Jubilee from Vermont Country Store because I used to love it. I used it on all my kitchen surfaces back then. BUT, the directions on the bottle say not to use it on stone counters or stainless steel, so I sadly gave the bottles to my mother and daughter.
 
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GLASSWAX--I remember making Christmas stencils for windows and putting glasswax over them for the holidays! ALSO: anyone with smooth top stove--that cleaner--you put it on, wait--it makes a white surface that you wipe off and presto spotless GLASS top smoothtop stove!
LLIKE GLASSWAX! BUT just use VERY LITTLE!

JUBILEE was one of my all time Favorites for the kitchen--had forgotten it--thanks for reminding me!

We did have some good stuff but I wouldn't go back I'm liking today's products and health products (for women in particular) much better!
 
Posts: 1720 | Location: Allentown PA USA | Registered: Oct 03, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We found and kept an old 1934 Ladies Home Companion magazine in our first home's attic. The ads are SO FUNNY!
Since Lysol was mentioned, bet you didn't know it was advertised as a medicinal antiseptic? The full page ad danced around this weeping woman's photo, with marital problems. Basically it was touted as d-ouche (although it was not spelled out as such), so she could feel confident and clean around her husband. Nurses swore by it, it said. Same company, same script in the ad and on the bottle.
Who knew??? LOL!
 
Posts: 9680 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I remember Lysol being added to a pan of water to soak and clean an injury. Worked great.

There was a black salve that came in a large tin that was also an antiseptic type product. Can't remember the name of that. Also, Syrup of Black Draught. Remember that? All I remember is that it tasted dreadful when you were forced to take some of it. Zemicol. 666 Tonic or something like that. Oh, I haven't thought about any of these since I was a kid.


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Posts: 6830 | Location: north Georgia mountains  | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Before other acne creams, there was Cuticura? Came as a black tar soap and a black cream in a small tin that one applied to blemishes. Wonder if that was similar?
 
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I remember Cuticura and that was long after the black salve I'm talking about.


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