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Post# 946523   7/3/2017 at 12:00 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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Came across this 1955 ad. hope you enjoy









Post# 946524 , Reply# 1   7/3/2017 at 12:06 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Ivory Snow

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Maybe openplan is not such a new concept






Post# 946525 , Reply# 2   7/3/2017 at 12:10 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And ....

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Front loading washers ....






Post# 946659 , Reply# 3   7/4/2017 at 09:12 by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        

I'm guessing that Fab did not yet have their distinctive lemon "flavor" at that time?

Post# 946664 , Reply# 4   7/4/2017 at 09:30 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The lemon scent was only at the end when the product was no longer even low sudsing and was also available in liquid. Real Dash had a beautiful fragrance, distinctive as Tide, Oxydol, Cheer or, later, Ajax. I never cared for the fragrance of All and don't remember the fragrance of AD.


Post# 946672 , Reply# 5   7/4/2017 at 10:52 by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Thanks for posting such nice commercials. Seemed so simple.

Post# 946726 , Reply# 6   7/4/2017 at 20:08 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Woooo Ooooh - Grabs your attention to look up from your needlepoint, love her!



Post# 946730 , Reply# 7   7/4/2017 at 20:31 by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        
I posted that ad a few years ago on my 59 Zenith

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Still a classic! Thanks for a reminder! Now to get my 59 Zenith running again!








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Post# 946975 , Reply# 8   7/7/2017 at 06:28 by angus (Fairfield, CT.)        

Actually, I don't recall that Fab was ever low sudsing until 1990 or so when it became an ultra concentrated powder, along with Wisk power scoop, ultra Tide, Oxydol and Cheer. Fab became a lemon scented product sometime around 1970 or so. So it became Fab with Lemon Freshened Borax and "active enzymes". Then after there were issues with enzymes (workers in the manufacturing facilities began having skin and respiratory irritation issues), it became Fab with lemon freshened borax and "all fabric brighteners". All the manufacturers removed enzymes from their products. Then all the phosphate nonsense started in 1972-1973 and the rest is history.

Fab added the fabric softener in the mid to late 80's and also introduced their liquid version as well as "Fab One Shot" - the pouches that you added to the wash and supposedly contained detergent and Fabric Softener - you left them in through the entire wash and then they went through the dryer if I recall correctly. They were notable only for the excessive amount of packaging they required and didn't either clean or soften that well at all.

Regarding scents, the original Fab scent was lovely - very fresh and slightly sweet/floral, but clean. Several other Colgate detergent scents were based off that in different strengths. Super Suds, Colgate's long time bargain product had a weaker version of that scent. Burst, their 1969 offering that was concentrated like Dash and All, had the exact same fragrance as original Fab. And AD seemed to have a very mild version of that scent.

To the comment about All's fragrance, while it wasn't intrusive, I never cared much for it either - much preferred Dash's scent. but that also changed in 1969 or so when enzymes were added. The new fragrance became very much like original Biz pre soak. Of course later on in the very early 80;s, Dash became a budget detergent also lemon scented and no longer concentrated.

Ah, the good old days


Post# 948968 , Reply# 9   7/19/2017 at 16:14 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Petticoat Junction

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& Tide x 2

Any ideas what the washer was?






Post# 948969 , Reply# 10   7/19/2017 at 16:17 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And ....

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Ivory Liquid






Post# 948970 , Reply# 11   7/19/2017 at 16:19 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And Laura Petrie

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Post# 948972 , Reply# 12   7/19/2017 at 16:29 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
The Lucy Show

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With Vim, and other Lever products






Post# 948974 , Reply# 13   7/19/2017 at 16:39 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And 10 years earlier

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I love Lucy & Cheer

Any idea what the washer is?






Post# 948976 , Reply# 14   7/19/2017 at 16:50 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And half way between

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In 1959 - for Westinghouse






Post# 948977 , Reply# 15   7/19/2017 at 16:52 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
And in living colour

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Sorry, Color









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