Thursday, March 29, 2012

Look, Dad!

"Look Dad, spraying is easy...with a KWH mistblower!" says Stephen Yates of La Crescent, Minn, on the back of this advertising postcard. It was sent out by the Vandermolen Export Co. of North Caldwell, NJ, and goes on to tout the advantages of this Italian-made sprayer by Martignani: "Use a KWH mistblower and save up to 80% in spraying-'man'-hours, 90-95% in water. KWH mistblowers give deep penetration - better coverage -- at less cost. KWH Dusters assure steady output - instant regulation -- even spreading of granules."

I'm not sure what OSHA would think of little Stephen spraying pesticides or fertilizer around the farm without wearing any type of personal protection equipment, but what the heck, there's chores to be done. I noticed that Vandermolen Export as well as Martignani is still in business -- I wonder if Stephen is!!


Aimee said...

Oh, this is great! Reminds me of my childhood growing up in the
70's. :)

Snap said...

These old ad cards are a hoot! I remember some of these gadgets that sprayed insecticide ... the horrible smell! ACK! Happy PFF!

Heather said...

Love your comments about Stephen. Thanks for sharing this story/card. I have a contest on my post this week.

Beth Niquette said...

That's just a hoot--reminds me of my own childhood. Funny thing, we did stuff like this, too--and we grew up just fine. LOL Ah, well.

I LOVE this! Happy PFF!