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Taken from a 1949 TV episode. 
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Topics: TV ident, 1940s, Television, Broadcasting
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A classic U.S. commercial for Speidel watch bands. Not sure if this aired very late 1949 or very early 1950.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising
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A live 1949 U.S. commercial for the Sealy mattress. I also uploaded the show this commercial comes from
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1949, Live commercial, Advertising, Advertisement
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A 1949 U.S. commercial showcasing various kitchen appliances by Westinghouse. Aired *live* on 5 December 1949.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Live Commercial, 1940s, 40s, Old, 1949
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A *live* U.S. commercial for the Westinghouse Electric Roaster. Taken from a 21 November 1949 telecast which can also be downloaded on the Internet Archive.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1940s, 40s, Advertising, Advertisement, 1949, Live commercial
Classic TV Commercials
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A classic commercial for Du Mont Laboratories Television Sets. I took this from an episode of "School House" that somebody uploaded. Note: While the TV network can be spelt DuMont , the owner of the Network which produced TV sets is correctly spelt Du Mont , as that was the spelling perferred by the founder of the company.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 40s, 40's, 1940s, 1940's, Electronics, Electric, Du Mont, Wally Cox, Old,...
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A 1949 U.S. commercial for Westinghouse, showing their research into electricity.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1949, 1940s, Westinghouse, Advertising, Advertisement
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Another 1949 TV U.S. commercial promoting a Westinghouse TV set. Featuring the "electronic magnifier" gimmick.
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1940s, 40s, Advertising, Advertisement, Television, 1949
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1949
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A 1949 ident for the CBS Television Network.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1949, 1940s, CBS, Ident, Idents, Closing Logo
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A 1949 *live* U.S. commercial for a 12-inch Westinghouse television set featuring the "electronic magnifier" gimmick.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Television, 1940s, 40s, Advertising, Advertisement, 1949, Live commercial
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A 1949 "opening logo" for NBC Television Network.
Topics: 1949, Ident, Idents, Logo, Logos, NBC, National Broadcasting Company
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A 1949 U.S. commercial for Westinghouse, promoting their Krypton lighting.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1949, 1940s, Westinghouse, Advertising, Advertisement
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An incredibly long U.S. commercial for Speidel Watch-bands....or maybe, instead of being a commercial, it could be considered a comedy sketch with product placement.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Television, 1949, 1940s, 40s, Advertisement, Advertising
A live commercial from the United States which aired on CBS. However, Carnation Evaporated Milk is no longer recommended for babies. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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A U.S. commercial for Camel cigarettes. Picture quality is below my usual standards.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1950
Classic TV Commercials
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Originally uploaded by Old Commercials on YouTube all credit goes to them. Re-uploaded for archiving purposes.
Topics: Advertising, 1950s, Commercial, Advert
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Coca-Cola. This commercial aired only once as part of a Coke-sponsored TV special. It is a filmed commercial, still a relatively new idea in 1950. View the program I took it from by clicking this link
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Coca-Cola, Advertising, Advertisement, Soft drink, Edible, Beverage, 1950
Classic TV Commercials
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A classic commercial for the Video Ranger ring. Just send in two "Powerhouse" candy wrappers and 10 cents!
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 1950's, 50s, 50's, Fifties, Toy, Toys, Classic Commercial, Classic...
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for General Electric fluorescent lighting. This is a long commercial, but there were only three commercials in the hour-long program I took it from. Despite being from 1950, it very much has a late-1940s feel to it. It is a rather elaborate live commercial.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, General Electric, Live commercial, 1950
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for the DeSoto cars.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, DeSoto, Car, Cars, Advertising, 1950, 1950s
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Another 1950 U.S. commercial for Camel cigarettes. This one features a jingle. It just amazes me that we can watch a commercial from over 70 years ago.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950
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A 1950 *live* U.S. commercial for the Westinghouse "Frost Free" refrigerator. As with the other Westinghouse ads I've upload, the telecast it comes from can be found elsewhere on the Internet Archive.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement, Live Commercial, 1950
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Coca-Cola. This commercial aired only once as part of a Coke-sponsored TV special.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Coca-Cola, Advertising, Advertisement, Soft drink, Edible, Beverage, 1950
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Westinghouse, highlighting their research into nuclear energy.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Nuclear energy, Westinghouse, Advertising, WTF
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An additional 1950 U.S. commercial for DeSoto cars. I think this is for the 1950 model year. Nice looking car.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, 1950s, Fifties, Advertising, DeSoto, Car, Cars, Automobile
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A 1950 *live* U.S. commercial for the DuMont television sets. I also uploaded the show it comes from.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, 1950, Live commercial
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These 1950 commercials for Studebaker weren't national...they aired on a show that aired on a Los Angeles TV station. Obviously a nationally-aired commercial would be better than these...you get no prizes for guessing what show they came from.
Topics: Studebaker, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Car, Cars, Car Salesmen, Automobile, Old, Classic Car, Not New,...
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A U.S. 1950 commercial for Birds Eye Orange Juice concentrate.
Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, TV, Television, Classic TV Commercial, Edible
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Camel cigarettes. 
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, Advertising, No comment
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Another long, but amusing commercial from the early 1950s for Carnation Evaporated Milk. This live commercial (recorded via kinescope) aired on CBS-TV around 1950. As some may have guessed, this comes from the "Burns and Allen" show. As expected for the program, the sponsor was promoted with two brief plugs at the start and end of the show, and one rather long (3 to 5 minutes) commercial in the middle that was connected into the storyline.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Milk, Carnation...
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for a General Electric refrigerator. Picture quality is below my usual standards. This is a live commercial.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, General Electric, Live commercial, 1950
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The episode itself has been uploaded, but here are all 3 commercials that aired during the sole surviving episode of  "Okay, Mother", a popular U.S. daytime series of the early 1950s. Episode air date circa 1950. Products promoted are: Phillips Milk of Magnesia Toothpaste, Bayer Aspirin, Double Danderine. Also included here is a very amusing example of early product placement (for Wonderbread and Bond Bread) that didn't go exactly as planned!
Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Classic TV, Classic TV Commercials, Low Budget, Cheap, Aspirin,...
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Old Wesson Oil television commercial. The announcer is standing in a grocery store, where he demonstrates the difference in quality and value between Wesson Oil and an unnamed other brand of vegetable oil.
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Topic: Wesson Oil, Classic TV, Commercial
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for a General Electric television set. The model shown is the 16T5 model. This is a live commercial.
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Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, General Electric, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...
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A table-model with a 17-inch screen. This U.S. commercial is presented by the fabulous Betty Furness.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Live Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement, Betty...
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Camel cigarettes. It amazes me that we can watch a commercial that is over 70 years old.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, Fifties, Tobacco, 1950
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for Halo Shampoo. I also uploaded the episode it comes from.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, Halo shampoo, Halo, 1950
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Another classic commercial for the ''Video Ranger Ring'', direct from the DuMont Network!
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 1950's, 50's, Fifties, Classic Commercial, Classic Commercials,...
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for DeSoto cars. 1950 model year shown.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, 1950s, Fifties, DeSoto, Automobile, Car, Cars, Advertising
A live commercial from the United States. This aired on CBS. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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A 1950 U.S. commercial, telling viewers to get their car serviced at a DeSoto-Plymouth dealer.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Car, Cars, Automobiles, 1950, DeSoto
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A somewhat worrying 1950 U.S. commercial for Lysol disinfectant. Yes, 1950, notice the lack of an "s". Partially animated. It's not out-of-sync, it just has bad animation.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, TV, Television, Lysol, Old, Clean, Cleaning
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An low-budget 1950 U.S. commercial for Camel cigarettes. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, 1950, No comment, Not good
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Feb 27, 1950
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for the Westinghouse freezer. Aired live on 27 February 1950. A complete commercial break.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, Live commercial, Westinghouse
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A 1950 U.S. commercial for a Westinghouse television set, with the "electronic magnifier" gimmick. This commercial aired *live* on 27 February 1950. It's a long commercial, but this was the entire commercial break.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950, Advertising, Westinghouse, Television set, TV set, Live commercial
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Jack Benny's first TV broadcast, from 28 October 1950. Jack's TV programs were only once every eight weeks in his first year, and he traveled from California to New York to do them.  Ken Murray's program was preempted for this broadcast, and he makes an appearance to wish Jack good luck on TV. Also appearing with Jack in his TV debut are radio regulars Don Wilson, the Sportsmen Quartet, Mel Blanc, Artie "Mr Kitzel" Auerbach, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, who gets an...
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Topics: Jack Benny, Rochester, Mel Blanc, Luck Strike, Classic TV
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Motorola TV sets, featuring Jimmy Durante and Abe Vigoda. Although the commercials were long, there were only 7.5 minutes of advertising during the hour-long episode this comes from....
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Live Commercial, Abe Vigoda, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Advertising, Advertisement
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This 1951 *live* U.S. commercial promotes Sylvania's television sets, with emphasis on the use of Halolight, which was intended to reduce eyestrain. Picture quality is VERY shaky. You have been warned!
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Sylvania, Television, Television set, Live commercial
A classic U.S. commercial. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Alcoa.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1951, 1950s, Alcoa
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Another 1951 U.S. commercial for a Westinghouse refrigerator. The commercial promotes the method the refrigerator uses to de-frost itself. This was a live commercial. Although it's a long commercial, there were only three commercials during the hour-long program I took it from.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Live commercial, Advertising, 1950s, 1951, Refrigerator, Westinghouse
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Westinghouse, promoting their research into ultra-sonic waves.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Sound Waves, 1950s, 1951, Westinghouse
A classic U.S. commercial. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement
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An American live commercial. I'm not sure if anyone finds this interesting, but this ad aired on the DuMont Network, though it wasn't produced by the network (unless I'm mistaken it was produced by their Los Angeles affiliate for network broadcast. I have read that part of the reason DuMont failed was because they didn't own a station in Los Angeles).  I ripped this from a DVD, hence it is MPEG2. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial, Kinescope
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Skippy "Chunk Style" Peanut Butter. This commercial aired live, as was not unusual at the time.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 1951, Skippy Peanut Butter, Advertising, Advertisement, Live...
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A collection of four U.S. commercials. Includes: Gold Medal Flour, Cheerios, Betty Crocker
Topics: 1951, Classic TV, Television, Masterpoxen, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Old
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Betty Crocker cake mix, featuring an actress playing Betty Crocker.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, Betty Crocker, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Cake, 1951
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A classic partially-animated 1951 U.S. commercial for Pet Evaporated Milk.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Motorola TV sets. This was back in the day when a TV set was a piece of furniture.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement
Another old 1950s U.S. commercial, this time for Wheaties cereal. As expected, the commercial has a sports theme.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, TV, Classic Television, Commercial,...
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A live commercial from the United States. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertisement, Advertising, Live commercial
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A U.S. commercial for the 1951 DeSoto.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1951, 1950s, Car, Cars, Automobiles, Advertising, Advertisement, DeSoto
Another classic 1950s U.S. commercial, this time for Carnation Evaporated Milk. As some of you may have guessed, it is from the "Burns and Allen" show, which typically used an unusual advertising system: Two brief plugs at the start and finish of each 30 minute episode, and one long, often 3-minute commercial mid-way through the program. The commercial aired live, presumably in 1951 (I am having trouble with the episode title), and recorded via Kinescope. This is the first of several...
Topics: Classic TV, TV, Classic, Television, Classic Television, Milk, Edible, Carnation Evaporated Milk,...
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for the General Mills true heat iron.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 1951, General Mills, Betty Crocker, Advertising, Advertisement
A live U.S. commercial which aired on CBS.  Note: Carnation is no longer recommended for babies. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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A classic live U.S. commercial. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial, Kinescope
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for the 1951 DeSoto. This was a popular car brand.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1951, 1950s, Car, Cars, Automobiles, Advertising, Advertisement, DeSoto
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A live American commercial. I'm not sure if anyone finds this interesting, but this ad aired on the DuMont Network.  I ripped this from a DVD, hence it is a MPEG2 file. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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An American live commercial. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Skippy Peanut Butter. I think this may be a live commercial. The commercial states "If you like peanuts, you'll like Skippy". They used this line in many other 1951 commercials for the brand.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, 1951, Skippy Peanut Butter, Live...
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A *live* U.S. commercial for the Westinghouse Rancho lectric Range, taken from a 3 September 1951 broadcast sponsored by the company that can also be downloaded on the Internet Archive.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV Commercial, Live commercial
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A classic U.S. commercial. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement
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A classic U.S. commercial which aired on CBS. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement
A live commercial which aired on U.S. broadcaster CBS. 
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Advertising, Advertisement, Live commercial
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A 1951 U.S. commercial for Halo shampoo. Taken from a TV episode, which I also uploaded...
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1951, Advertising, Advertisement, Shampoo, Halo shampoo