1978 18 Hour Girdle advert from Playtex .
The women’s undergarment Playtex manufactures feminine hygiene and infant care products. The name comes from “perforated latex” which sandwiched between cloth gave the underwear its elastic and body shaping character.
A children’s diaper and other baby products company also bears the PlayTex name. This has been and continues to be a source of confusion.
C&A advert from way back in 1977
C&A is an international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, with its European head offices in Brussels, Belgium and Düsseldorf, Germany. It has fashion retail store branches in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and opening soon in Egypt. Its brands include Canda, Clockhouse, Westbury, Yessica, Yessica Pure and Your Sixth Sense.
The company was founded by brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer (German: Brenninkmeyer) in 1841 as a Dutch textile company, taking its company name from their initials, who were originally from the German Brenninkmeyer family that traded in linen and textiles since the 17th Century from their hometown in Mettingen, Germany. Since 2007, C&A has also ventured into high-street retail banking, creating C&A Bank GmbH in Germany, with its primary focus on providing consumer credit under its product “C&A Money”.
Info gleaned from Wikipedia
1988 Flik Flak Swiss Watch Commercial.
Wearing a real Swiss watch is something special but with Flik Flak, children as well as adults can feel privileged.
Flik Flak watches are manufactured with extensive experience in the Flik Flak workshops located within the plants of ETA-Switzerland (one of the Swatch Group’s biggest watch manufacturing companies).
Advert from 1974 for the Playtex 18 Hour Girdle
Playtex was founded in 1932 as the International Latex Corporation by Abraham Nathaniel Spanel, an industrialist, inventor and philanthropist who held over 2,000 patents. Spanel’s original factory in New York produced ladies’ swim caps and latex gloves. Spanel is said to have maintained living quarters in the original building and would often walk the factory floor in the evening while wearing his bathrobe. His employees were among the earlier to have air-conditioning and paid life and health insurance. The New York factory was later destroyed by fire. Spanel moved his operations to Dover, Delaware where they remain to this day.