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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000828.txt from 2000/04

From: Topper <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Dates and history
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:46:21 -0400

At 02:26 PM -0500 4/19/00, Dee D. Hays wrote:
>I don't know about Life Boy but I have seen old magazine ads and recall old
>TV ads that show Ivory to date to the late 1800s. I also remember seeing it
>placed in museum displays with washing equipment of that era. Let's hope
>the curators had done their homework and had an accurate display.
>However, no doubt many people did not adopt it for years and even decades
>after it was introduced. Things used to take time to become widely adopted
>and rural areas were usually even slower to receive new products and product
>There were still a noticeable number of people in rural areas that did not
>have electricity and running water in the 1950s. Electricity had been
>available for approximately 50 years by then.
>Dee Hays
>Canton, SD

Exacly right too. I remember Ethel didn't always mean that was the brand of
gas you were getting it was the grade and that's why they had the glass
bowl on the top of the tank.. make sure it was clean and the right color.
So when people ask directios and I tell them to take a right at the Flying
A Gas Station I mean the Mobil station. But that was later on too.

As for electricity I'm sure lots of folks out in SD still don't have it as
some of my friends out there don't even have running water yet last time I
wrote and read. Same thing in AZ and NM... but it sure is nice country.

Cheers, Leo
"You Take The High Notes" There is a
difference between "dealers" and musicians that love not only the sound of
music but the tools which make it possible for people to play music. It's
important to set things free so they may ultimately find their way to
their intended parties. I am especially interested in Musical Instrument
History and technical data. Please email me with interesting links. Thank
you:-) Leo

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