As you flick through the book, the moving picture story illustrates how Bovril puts beef into you.
The man has lead weights for his feet and a wooden roller between his legs. When placed on a gentle slope the man will roll down, staying upright because of the weight of his lead feet. A partial translation of the words on the tray held by the man is ‘General distributor for shoelaces’. Made in Germany and marked D.R.G.M.
The subject matter is mainly puzzles, optical illusions or magic. Two illustrative pages are shown, along with the album itself.
This is an advertising piece from a well known tailor in London. The company was recognised for its novel approach to advertising and promotional items.
The DD suggests that this was an advertising give away for Double Diamond, an English beer. Note the ‘bump’ on which the top inverts when spun. This seems to assist it spinning for longer. Most tippee tops don’t have this feature.
This promotional piece is of unknown date, but is probably mid 20th century. The nail clippers are stamped ‘Bantam SHEFFIELD ENG’.
This item consists of a tea bag in a CD case with words about how their company can come up with good ideas for you. I will leave it to individuals to decide whether this promotional approach would work for you.
The novelty of this business gift made by Parker is that the four ball point pens, each of a different colour, clip together to make a small tower that can stand upright on a table. Parker call this pack MULTY.
This large glass bottle may have been originally for a display. Lewis Davenport, according to his daughter Wyn Davenport, was fond of large novelty items. This may explain its presence in the family home, Ivydene.
Place the label on the bottle in the fridge. As it cools there is a message ‘Chilling Nicely’ which changes to ‘Ready to Serve’ when the correct temperature is reached.