Have yourself a can of Old Dutch Cleanser
Those tiles sure look gray;
From now on
You ought to clean them once a day -
Here we are, kneeling by the tub
Wondering why we scrub,
Old Dutch sure is a gritty mess
Like my housedress and
This floor -
Someday soon I’ll take a break from cleaning
If the grates allow
Until then I’ll Seismotite this joint somehow
And have myself
A merry little Cleanser now.
From Life, December 4, 1939. And by the way, I really, really want to send away for that Exquisitely Designed Cake Plate. But you need SIX Old Dutch labels. That is a little much, Old Dutch. Oh, and one other tiny problem is that it the offer expired 70 years ago…But you can still check it out over here at the big version.
And what in the world is seismotite? Aside from being a retro adword that I love, it was a pumice that was supposed to not scratch up your tiles and tubs and things. The Old Dutch Coin Test, which starred seismotite, is explained over here at Old Time.