Follies of the Madmen #220


What product can this staged photo from 1969 possibly be advertising?

For the answer visit the original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 04, 2014
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Police and Other Law Enforcement | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1960s

You have GOT to love the 10 pound portable radio!
Posted by tadchem on 06/04/14 at 10:28 AM
You need a cop to get out of Zales with your purchase today.

@Tad: No I don't. I got a device today that
Runs on DC, internal battery, or 2AAs
Has a built-in recharger
Has a flashlight
Accepts USB
Accepts SD memory sticks
Plays several different audio formats
Is a radio (AM/FM)
Is a PA system
Records from radio, USB, and/or SDs
Has a speaker or accepts head phones
Is about the size of 4 packs of cigarettes and weights about the same

And it only cost €15
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/04/14 at 11:21 AM
My first guess was an advert for a defense lawyer.
Posted by KDP on 06/04/14 at 03:01 PM
I couldn't even imagine a guess for that one. @Expat, yeah but if you are mugged carrying the one you have now you couldn't use it to defend yourself!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/04/14 at 09:18 PM
It was a thing in the late 60s to buy portable radios from police auctions. They were personal property which had been confiscated during arrests and weren't returned for one reason or another.

One guy claimed he'd bought over two hundred, and on average, about one in six had some kind of dope hidden in it. Mostly weed, but some rolls of dots (LSD?) and other things.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/04/14 at 09:58 PM
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