Life sucks – just like a Hoover!

Men know more about cleaning. It’s true. Just ask the makers of Hoover vacuums, who published this advert for their newest vacuum, the Hoover One Fifty, in Life magazine’s February 8, 1937 issue:


The ad is fairly innocuous until one gets to the questionnaire at the bottom of the second column of print. Ask your husband first, because he’s going to be the one paying for this new contraption. So, that makes him know “more about cleaning?” He’s not the one emptying the bag when the red dot flashes that it’s time . . .

One final note. This ad advertises that the price is very affordable. Just a dollar fifty per week, payable monthly. Yes, but what is the entire purchase price? See, that’s how they get ya!!


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