Atomic And Radioactive Products

“In the early 1900s, radium was more valuable than gold and platinum. As such, the term “Radium” was incorporated into the brand names of any number of products even when these products didn’t actually contain radium. The same was true for the term ‘X-Ray.'”

How To Be A Retronaut has a nice collection of early to mid-twentieth century consumer brands that tapped into a general public enthusiasm for anything related to atomic bombs and radiation. Those were simpler times, when happiness meant an “atomic meal” on every kitchen table and (usually faux-) radioactive products in every medicine cabinet.

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8 Comments on "Atomic And Radioactive Products"

  1. justagirl | Apr 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm |

    i like to daydream that everyone uses x-ray soap.

  2. justagirl | Apr 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm |

    i like to daydream that everyone uses x-ray soap.

  3. Anonymous | Apr 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm |

    This stuff will be perfect for stocking the pantry in my converted missile silo home. After I get a converted missile silo home.

  4. This stuff will be perfect for stocking the pantry in my converted missile silo home. After I get a converted missile silo home.

  5. The 20th century is your best guess for these products? You are ignorant as shit.

  6. Beetlenuts | Apr 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm |

    Now its less enthusiasm and more truth in advertising.

  7. Beetlenuts | Apr 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm |

    Now its less enthusiasm and more truth in advertising.

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