Dave Schenkman has a group of advertising notes featuring rebus puzzles, and E-Sylum readers have been trying their hand at
solving them. Only one reader had the courage to attempt the latest one, from J. Pels & Son, Baltimore. MD. -Editor
Bob Neale offers this solution:
A (major? timely?) announcement to the public. All parents must understand that we have on hand always a rack of silver and copper
tipped boots and laced shoes. You cannot but be impressed when we guarantee that one pair will last two times longer than shoes not metal
tipped. An invitation is extended to all "Try our handsome genteel and durable tipped boots and shoes for children." Parents
you can save in one year enough to purchase your own boots and laced shoes. All this will be explained at J. Pels & Son.
I think that first image is a "grate", as in "fireplace grate". Here's Dave's reading. -Editor
A great announcement to the public. All parents must understand that we have on have always a stock of silver and copper tipped boots &
shoes. You can not but be impressed when we guarantee that one pair will last two times longer than shoes not metal tipped. An offer is
extended to all. “Try our handsome genteel & durable tipped boots & shoes for boys and girls. Parents you can save in (inn) one year enough
to purchase your own boots & shoes. All this will be explained at J. Pels & Son, Dealers in all kinds of Boots and Shoes, Baltimore,
Robert A. Vlack, in “An Illustrated Catalogue of Early North American Advertising Notes,” lists quite a few rebus notes.
Interestingly, most of them were issued by boot and shoe dealers.
Rebus #3: American Shoe Company, Baltimore, MD
Last one, I promise. Here's another toughie from a competitor on the same street in Baltimore. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
REBUS PUZZLE: FORDHAM'S, MONTROSE, PA
MORE REBUS PUZZLES : Rebus #2: J. Pels & Son, Baltimore. MD
Wayne Homren, Editor
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