Reading through a vintage ladies magazine today from 1942, it surprising to see how many advertised goods are still available today. So I did a run-through of the adverts on Google, to see what of the more obscure items I could find still being produced today. The total amount ran up to 45 items! So I thought you might like to see what I found.
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National Savings Certificates
Vick Vapour-Rub – now called Vicks VapoRub
Start-Rite Children’s Shoes
Johnson’s Baby Powder
Mercolized Wax – Available in Australia
Lux Toilet Soap
Gumption Paste – Available in Australia
Goddard’s Silver Polish
Andrews Liver Salt – now called Andrews Salt
Kellogg’s All Bran
SR Toothpaste – now called Metadent SR Toothpaste
McVitie & Price – now called McVitie’s
Brown & Polson Cornflour
Crosse & Blackwell
California Syrup of Figs – now called Califig Syrup of Figs
Milk of Magnesia
Sarson’s Virgin Vinegar – now Sarson’s Vinegar
If you like old-style, traditional products, take a look at this list of online retailers.