1977 JVC Video Recorders commercial, you will JVC the difference 🙂
JVC was founded in 1927 as “The Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited” as a subsidiary of the United States’ leading phonograph and record company, the Victor Talking Machine Company. In 1929 majority ownership was transferred to RCA-Victor. In the 1930s JVC produced phonographs and records, but in 1932 JVC started producing radios, and in 1939 they introduced Japan’s first TV. JVC severed relations with its foreign partners during World War II, and was majority owned by Matsushita (Panasonic Corp.) from 1953 to Aug 2007.
1977 Goblin Teasmade advert from the UK
A teasmade is a device for making tea automatically, which was once common in the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies. They generally feature an analogue alarm clock and are designed to be used at the bedside, to ensure tea is ready first thing in the morning. Although crude versions existed in Victorian times, they only became practical with the availability of electric versions in the 1930s. They reached their peak in popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, but have since declined to the extent that in the few places they are sold new, it is as a retro novelty item.
The name teasmade is an example of a genericized trademark; Goblin were the first to market their teamakers under the name teasmade, it is now commonly used to refer to any automatic teamaking appliance. Teasmade is a registered trademark for Swan.
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1975 Dixons commercial.
With its origins in a photographic shop opened by Charles Kalms, the chain had a store in most towns and cities across the UK and Ireland. On 5 April 2006, Dixons announced that they were removing the brand from the high street (except in Ireland) and would only be using the Currys brand, branded as Currys.digital. DSG Ireland followed suit in August 2008.
The Dixons stores in The Netherlands had been sold off years before the rebrand, but still carry the Dixons brand.
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Advert from 1975 for the Black & Decker Jig Saw .
Black & Decker Corporation was a corporation based in Towson, Maryland, United States, that designed and imported power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology based fastening systems. On March 12th, 2010, Stanley Works merged with Black & Decker to become Stanley Black & Decker.