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Vintage Flit kilss insects enamel sign end 1920s

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    Posted 4 years ago

    aromata2003
    (17 items)

    Vintage Flit kilss insects enamel sign end 1920s
    This sign is very interesting.
    It was used in a publicity campaign in 1927 to promote the new Flit tin.
    When i did buy it, it was very dirty. I did clean it carefully and it looks bright now.
    Very nice piece, not common at all!

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    1. Meowman Meowman, 4 years ago
      One of the first jobs illustrator Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss) got out of school was illustrating ads for FLIT, which contained the environmentally harmful agent DDT. Some have speculated that Suess's later stories encouraging environmental conservation stemmed from a sense of wanting to undo his earlier efforts on behalf of FLIT
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      Amazing!! We used Flit in our home and it killed flies & bugs fast
      unlike Raid
      no truth in their advertisments (at least for AZ. bugs.)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      So that's where the term "flit" comes from. In the tropics, you hear regularly, "Flit the room", "Flit the house", meaning spray for bugs like mosquitoes. 44 Years in the tropics and finally know the source of the term !
    4. Hunter Hunter, 4 years ago
      A little more here on Seuss and Flit: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/when-the-wild-imagination-of-dr-seuss-fueled-big-oil/

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