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How many commercials will you watch during your lifetime? Statistically, by the age of 65 you will have seen approximately two million!
In the United Kingdom the first television commercial was for Gibbs SR toothpaste in 1955.

In the United States the Bulova Watch Company can claim the privilege for a placement in 1941 prior to a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies. Below you will find links to commercials and information about some classic television commercials.

Beverages

Toiletry Products

Old Spice
Camay Soap
Olay Soap
Tweed
Timotei
Pepsodent
Pantene
Head and Shoulders
Gibbs S.R.


Domestic Appliances

Hotpoint Washer

Food

Sealect Tuna
Tim Horton's

Transport

Castrol GTX

Canada

Get Going Canada
Lest We Forget


Public Information Films
(Courtesy of The National Archives)

Protect and Survive-Action After Warnings
Protect and Survive-Casualties
Pop Goes the Weasel
Coughs and Sneezes
Charley in New Town
London Airport
TV Licence-Columbo
Green Cross Code


Miscellaneous

Interflora







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