From the September 11, 1943 issue of, The Billboard”
3-IN-1 EVER-READY MECH. PENCILS
A Combination Cork Screw, Bottle Opener and Mechanical Pencil—Attractively Mounted on Handsome Easel-Back Counter Display Card—12 Pencils to the Card.
With a shortage of Cork Screws and Bottle Openers, you’ll find this 3-in-1 Pencil an especially fast seller. Attractive in color effect, well made, with repelling and expelling lead pencil action. Big retail value at $1.00. Card mounting boosts sales action Everybody buys!
WHILE THEY LAST
$5.40 PER DOZ. $63.00 PER GROSS
Enclose 25% deposit—balance O. O. D., F. O. B. Chicago
Of course, we knew the Ever-Ready 3-in-1, as the 1938 Ruby patent…