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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Adverts from a booklet called Map Of Environs Of Hyde


We have Dave K.A.G. to thank for this post... he as scanned the cover and the adverts from with this map... Some of the adverts are for businesses outside of Hyde... but we can forgive that as they are just as good and well worth a look. 

A. J. Austin's
Coal Merchant 
C. Bancroft
Decorator & Suppliers 
C. & E. Barber
Family Butcher
George Brownson Ltd.

J. Cooke
Motor Cycle Works
Sausages and Brawn
Herb Beers

W. Dent
Thomas Hargreaves 
Music Showrooms

Goodfellows & Co
General Mill Furnishers
WM Kellett
Clothiers & Outfitters
John H. Meal
Pawnbrokers, Jewellers & Opticians
Ridgeway's Nurseries
Scales & Sons Ltd, Footwear
A. B. Smith
Steam Laundry Swain Street Hyde
Ernest Travis Fruiterer, Fish & Meat Sales
Woods Ladies Tailors
What great adverts these are..... Dave is not sure of the date of the map.... he thinks it could be around 1910... he also points out the lack of phone numbers on most of the adverts and them that do, have very low numbers indeed like  Hyde 11x. What caught my eye was the advert for Deakins Herb Beer... which say "A post card and the 'lurry' will call.


Dave Williams said...

The advert for Thomas Hargreaves depicts a phonograph and makes no mention of gramophones, which largely superseded phonographs in about 1920, so the date of 1910 seems about right. Interesting to see the reference to 'lurry' - in the early 1970s when I worked for BT (well, GPO telephones actually) we used a company called Huskinsons for transporting furniture etc when moving staff from one building to another. Their invoices always referred to the hire of a 'lurry'.

Hydonian said...

What a great post!
I love these old adverts.
Thanks Dave ,as always :)

Tom said...

I loved these adverts... Dave K.A.G. used the same method as our Dave for putting some kind of date together...
I apologise for the large gap between the the end of the post and where the comments are... it as never happened before and seems to be a glitch.

Dave Williams said...

I was trying to work out what a 'Zeimar' was, and I've just been able to decipher enough of the wording to make out that it's a gas mantle. These were placed over a jet of burning gas and the heat would cause them to become incandescent, thus providing light. To go back to the phonograph advert, it mentions Amberol - this was a wax cylinder which was an improvement on the cylinder originally used. It was introduced in 1908 and superseded by the Blue Amberol in 1912.

Tom said...

Excellent work Dave... Zeimar' at one time these would be well known items... and well done with the date.

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