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Reel to Reel Tape

1967: A Visit From the Fuller Brush Man

Bob Purse | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
Bob Purse

When was the last time that was heard as a sales pitch, from a door-to-door salesman, to the customer's child? When was the last time salesmen came to the home regularly enough to know your children's names and which of your products they used?

A 1953 CBS Radio Sales Presentation

Bob Purse | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

Today's tape is different from the others that I've listened to in that it is the soundtrack for a film, specifically, a film meant to drum up advertising business for CBS radio.

Reel to Reel to Reality: A Life of Recording and Collecting

Bob Purse | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

A dozen years ago, I had a couple of conversations with a young person I knew, during which I mentioned my pastime of collecting, er...passion to collect the recorded ephemera of many years ago.