Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fuller Brush

In a past era, Fuller Brush salesmen were well known for knocking on doors throughout America to sell brushes, brooms, cleaning implements and supplies.  For much of its hundred year history, the Fuller Brush Company was located in Hartford or East Hartford.  Since the 1970s, it has been based in Kansas.

This display is in the Old State House.

23 comments:

Malyss said...

I like to see such displays, as i'm fond of history; It's interesting, and also a good reminder of how easier life is today.

Andy said...

When they ran out of doors in America they came to Canada. I remember them from my childhood. I never realized the company was still around.

brattcat said...

do you remember the movie with red skelton?

Stefan Jansson said...

Death on Dirt. That sounds like a killer soap.

Kate said...

I wish that 'ditching the dirt" was as easy as reading the sign. Don't remember the door-to-door but certainly remember the products. I think that may be coming on hard times; a huge plant in St Paul closed several years ago. Have a good week-end, Jack!

Lowell said...

Fuller Brush salesmen were very much a part of my childhood. Hadn't thought of them in years. I think some folks made pretty decent money going door to door. As I recall they had good products, reasonably priced.

Yes, I clicked on "Registered Users" only. I hope that doesn't deter some people who want to comment. Yesterday, I was hit with over 70 spam messages. Today, so far, none. Well, I shouldn't say that because the funniest thing happened: I had one message in the spam box. Guess who's it was - yup, your comment!

Is that hilarious or what?

I'm not kidding.

Birdman said...

Before he delivered, my Dad worked for them.

Birdman said...

Sheeesh! "delivered mail"

SRQ said...

Not familiar with Fuller Brush, but I sure am familiar with Amway. Similar concept, I think.

Sharon said...

I remember the Fuller Brush man coming to our house every now and then. I'm not sure what my mother bought from him but I know she bought something.

Cindy said...

I remember the Fuller Brush Man pulling in to our driveway in his big station wagon full of products. Thanks for the memories!

Sylvia K said...

I"m with Lowell, the Fuller Brush man was part of growing up in my young days! What great memories indeed, Jack! Thanks!!

RedPat said...

I had forgotten all about the Fuller Brush man. They came to our place regularly too.

cieldequimper said...

Sorry can't relate to them but love the old display!

VP said...

We had something like them: they were quite aggressive...

Kay said...

The Fuller Brush man always gave you a little something at the start of his pitch and wouldn't let you refuse to take it. It worked very well to create that obligation that one "should" buy something, since they were being so generous. But the products were good quality and generally worth the price.

Randy said...

That is some display. We never had them come to our door.

EG CameraGirl said...

Death on dirt? Oh how I wish!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Oh! I can't see the picture!
It is gone!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can you believe they even had brush salesmen way back then in the middle of Africa.. Interesting bit of nostalgia Jack.

jennyfreckles said...

Don't think we had Fuller's but we did used to have door-to-door brush salesmen. It used to be quite an event in my young life when the man called with his big case full of stuff. He always had sweets for us kids too!

Halcyon said...

What a funny display! Glad we have modern conveniences. :)

William Kendall said...

I remember one with the company who would come around our house when I was growing up, usually every couple of months.