Flame gun ad from 1972


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Mike Lorenz says

My wife recently acquired a box full of old TV Week supplements to the Philadelphia Inquirer, those small TV listing magazines for those who were too cheap to buy a TV Guide.

I was browsing the issues when I came across this incredible full-page ad on the back cover of the January 23, 1972 issue.

There are just so many gems on this page, it seems like a joke, but it's really not. "The gun of 1000-and-1 uses", "Dial-a-flame Action", "Clear stairs (except wood)", "So easy even your wife can use it."

If I saw that gal outside her suburban home with a flame gun, I'm not sure whether I'd want to call the police or ask her to marry me.