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Original vintage Jiffy Pop popcorn--one of the first foods to be marketed as fun. And it was! 'Pops Right In Package--No Muss... No Fuss.' From Mennen Food Products, Inc. La Porte, Indiana, 1959. This is the first Jiffy Pop package from its first year. From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm Reddilist hangs on the kitchen wall and holds little sponsored tabs with your 'favorite' brands of household items printed on them. You are supposed to slide the little tabs out and attach them to your keychain as a sort of shopping list when going to the store. A good idea, maybe, but wouldn't it be easier to just write it down? From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm Swish-Pad Dish-Sponge and Scouring Pad Holder. 'No more sore fingers or scratched nails.' 1954. Corcoran Mfg. Co., Long Beach, California. De Luxe Double Reinforced, but of course. From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm Whiz-Away Scouring Dishcloth 'Costs Less… Safe… Won't scratch Teflon… Sheds Grease and Odor. Clean-Safe, another fine product of Arden Corp., Southfield, Michigan 48075.' Heavy Duty Nylon. 29 cents. From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm A forerunner or early version of the 'microfiber' towels that are everywhere today. New Plastic and Rayon Towels. The package says 'Made of a non-woven fabric. Same as shown on Television. No laundering necessary. Palmer Distributers, Detroit.' c.1959. From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm Carnival Straws for Homes and Outings. 'For your health's sake. For Milk and Soft Drinks. For Parties and Ice Drinks.' From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm Tommee Tippee 'Hot Plate Diner with true scoop design, plus strong suction cup base and new Eat-Ezy fork & spoon set.' By Westland Plastics, California, c.1960. From 'Still More Kitchen Collectibles' at the web's largest private collection of antiques & collectibles: http://www.ericwrobbel.com/collections/kitchen-3.htm

Jiffy Pop—one of the first foods to be marketed as fun. And it was! “Pops Right In Package—No Muss... No Fuss.” From Mennen Food Products, Inc. La Porte, Indiana, 1959.

Reddilist hangs on the kitchen wall and holds tabs with your “favorite” brands of household items imprinted on them. You slide the little tabs out and attach them to your keychain as a sort of shopping list when going to the store. It actually seems like a good idea but I wonder if people back then really had the time to fool with it rather than just writing down a list on paper. Maybe in Canada, where this was made, c.1960.

Tommee Tippee “Hot Plate Diner with true scoop design, plus strong suction cup base and new Eat-Ezy fork & spoon set.” From Westland Plastics, California, c.1960.

Swish-Pad Dish-Sponge and Scouring Pad Holder. “No more sore fingers or scratched nails.” 1954. Corcoran Mfg. Co., Long Beach, California. De Luxe Double Reinforced, but of course.

Below: Carnival Straws for Homes and Outings. “For your health’s sake. For Milk and Soft Drinks. For Parties and Ice Drinks.”

New Plastic and Rayon Towels. A forerunner or early version of the “microfiber” towels that are everywhere today. The package says “Made of a non-woven fabric. Same as shown on Television. No laundering necessary. Palmer Distributers, Detroit.” c.1959.

Whiz-Away Scouring Dishcloth “Costs Less… Safe… Won’t scratch Teflon… Sheds Grease and Odor. Clean-Safe, another fine product of Arden Corp., Southfield, Michigan 48075.” Heavy Duty Nylon. 29 cents.


Brands included on Reddilist (above) are Minute Rice, Jell-o Instant Pudding, Facelle Tissues, McCormick’s Bisquits, Fray Bentos Corned Beef, Stuart House Foil Wrap, Swift’s Prem, Durham Corn Starch, Blue Ribbon Pepper & Spices, Windsor Salt, Cherry Hill Cheese, Starlac, Gattuso Olives, Swift’s Jewel Shortening, Libby’s Frozen Foods, Glide Instant Liquid Starch, Purity Flour, Sweet Heart Toilet Soap, Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream, E. D. Smith’s Pure Jams, Fab, St. Lawrence Oil for Salads & Cooking, Swift’s Allsweet Margarine, Frostade, Golden Bar Honey-Butter, Johnson’s Super Hard Gloss Glo-Coat, Bisquick, Instant Vi-Tone, Dr. Ballard’s Dog & Cat Food, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes, Gerber’s Baby Foods, Bee Hive Corn Syrup, Nabisco Shredded Wheat, Heinz Soups, Libby’s Tomato Juice, Johnson’s Pride No Rubbing Furniture Polish, OXO Beefy Cubes, Javex Liquid & Powder Bleach, Swift’s Brown 'N Serve Sausage, and Rap Rite Waxed Paper.