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REAL SIMPLE Reminds Us How Mom Cleaned the House…

Mar 28, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Here’s a nice little gem… The April 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE showcases cleaning supplies from way back when. Retro lovers will appreciate the splash page shot of a ’50s-era housewife preparing to clean the living room. Just look at that checkered floor and starburst wall clock! The article, The Best Classic Cleaning Supplies, focuses

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1933 Adaptall Quick Drying Enamel Brochure

Jun 04, 2009 |  Retro Staff No Comments

This little brochure contains paint chips of the Adaptall brand enamel.  It dates to 1933. These paints were intended for furniture, appliances and even radiators, furnace and pipes. Adaptall was appropriate to use on wood, metal or plaster. There were also chips of waterproof varnish stains for furniture, floors and woodwork. The illustrations show some

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