Like the Kleenex ad from the same period, this Weed Eater® ad reminds consumers that the generic term for a powered garden trimmer, “weedeater”, comes from the brand name.
Thanks to The Hagley Vault, selections from Hagley Museum and Library’s archives and published collections on the history of American business, technology, and innovation.
One little detail you missed: The logo at the bottom is original Kabel Black, not the ITC version.
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Photo(s) by Florian Hardwig on Flickr.
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