…said no females at the beach ever. At least these beach beauties weren’t heard to say “They say he has a wonderful drain cock – he must be a Weatherhead salesman”
This could be one of the most embarrassing thing I’ve seen today – but then, I’m still living in 2021.
Sexy commercial/industrial print advertising. Bored male copywriters with nothing else on their minds, selling to bored, male decision makers in other industries:
Back in the 60’s, this kind of advertising was quite prevalent. Actually, this is a very mild example.
It must be a slow day at CCC. That ad doesn’t do much except to name the company and show their line of products. Why are todays ‘studs’ getting excited?
What’s fascinating to me about that ad is that it goes beyond the typical images of attractive females and includes the male object of their attention. It seems to be covering more bases than was typical for the age (at least in automotive hardware adverts). Cool!
(I also applaud the lady on the right and her cervical flexibility. 🙂 )
Well, Weatherhead did specialize in “flexible hose assemblies,” so maybe some of the bendiness rubbed off on lucky onlookers.
I took this pic in January 2012.
I have the identical cabinet in one of my trailers, still filled with hundreds of brass fittings, etc. No vintage restoration shop should be without one.
Nifty! And I agree. (Hey, did you get my email?)
“A wonderful ‘line,’ “ eh?
“Say, is that a dash control in your pocket? You must be a Weatherhead salesman.”
Exhibit “A” in the history of bad dad jokes.
Until recently, the Weatherhead name was faintly visible in work lettering on the wall of a building in downtown Denver. Not knowing the brand, I always assumed it was a line of hats.
The company was acquired by Eaton (an automotive conglomerate) in 2002, but the product line is still going strong:
Where was that building, John?
This 1944 ad makes me proud of yet another Cleveland firm (like Di-Noc and so many others) that played an important part in the U.S. auto industry.
When Paul’s ad ran, Weatherhead was knee-deep in war work; here’s another from early 1942–and it gets right to the point:
A wonderful line could mean that he’s a Weatherhead salesman, but it could also mean that he’s a fisherman.
Way back when most parts stores had a whole bunch of Weatherhead cabinets, When I was working at the largest paving support garage West of the Rockies we had dozens of not hundreds of them all over the shop chock full of great hard to find brass fittings, connectors, ferrules , drain valves “Ford Connectors” and what all else .
I miss those days but surely today’s shops don’t need all that variety .
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