An ad by the Don Carolis and Sons Company - A company which is actively in business to this day
Cargills bicycles - no longer sold
Music anyone? Records for sale at the Colombo Fort (a central marketplace in Colombo 1) by Brown and Company, now a well-known name in Sri Lanka
'Here's the lorry you've been looking for'
Ford, made for heavy-duty work, 40 horse-power, 220 rpm, 3 forward gears and one reverse. An ad by Piers Leslie and Company who were the dealers for Ford at the time. Not any more.
Gamunu Studio advertising themselves as the one-and-only specialists on photography in Matara
Sale by Sime and Company, Fort. An alarm clock is just Rs 3.95/-, a pocket clock Rs 2.75 /-, a winding clock 5.35/-, a 6-inch pair of scissors is just Rs 1.00/-. Today, you can buy one toffee for Rs 1.00/-
Rs 65.00/- for this English-made Grey Hound bicycle with Dunlop tires, tubes and saddle as advertised by H.W Cave and Co. The company was founded in 1876 by Henry W. Cave.
'A father's assurance' an advertisement for Lactogen, an infant formula
This advert literally says
' Are you embarrassed to laugh? If so, then get your teeth checked. For beautiful, healthy teeth:
D.D Munasinghe, No. 6. Spencer Road (Opposite the Police) Matara. Remember!'
'SInghalese New Year Sale! Sale!! Sale!!! Perfumes, cutlery, fountain pens, clocks, shoes....'