'Daily Wants' flick tab shopping list indicator

'Daily Wants' flick tab shopping list indicator

A scarce 1920/30's 'Daily Wants' shopping list indicator. Made of laminated tin on card, with red-backed metal tabs that flick back and forth to remind the user of what the pantry is low on. Much less common than similar tab indicators (such as the larger 'household wants' or those that advertised the hygena-cabinet), this variant has scrolling stylised typography at the top and an original Good Housekeeping label on the reverse.

 

Featuring an extensive list of common consumables of the day, the variety and spellings really speak of a bygone era with it including ammonia, cocoanut, dentifrice, mantles (gas), sago, sweetmeats & Vim.

 

The label on the back reads: "Tested and approved, serial no. 206, Good Housekeeping Institute, London. Conducted by Good Housekeeping Magazine". These labels are known to be designed and issued in the 1920's/30's to products that met the standards of the prestigious magazine.

 

14.2cm Wide (5-5/8")

33.5cm Tall (13-1/4")

 

In very good original condition with only one tab (Lard) missing. Some foxing, wear and usage marks commensurate with age, along with a drilled hole in the middle of the top, but overall very good otherwise. 

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£225.00Price
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