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Weed Eater ad: “Don’t confuse a weedeater with Weed Eater.”

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Dec 6th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    Weed Eater ad: “Don’t confuse a weedeater with Weed Eater.”
    Source: http://hagleyvault.org © Poulan/Weed Eater Division White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Image via The Hagley Vault. License: All Rights Reserved.

    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.

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    • ITC Kabel
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    • Kabel Black

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    2 Comments on “Weed Eater ad: “Don’t confuse a weedeater with Weed Eater.””

    1. Dec 7th, 2016  12:20 am

      One little detail you missed: The logo at the bottom is original Kabel Black, not the ITC version.

    2. Dec 7th, 2016  1:49 am

      Thanks, Mark!

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