Monday, August 15, 2011

Perth Amboy Advertising Blotters

In 1961, when I was in the fourth grade, I still remember 
writing with fountain pens.  We were not allowed to use 
a ball-point pen. When the fountain pen ran dry, you had to get out your 
bottle of ink and refill the pen. The bad part of using a fountain
pen is when a drop of ink would fall on your paper and you would 
have to start all over again.
I was fascinated by writing with a fountain pen that I found 
myself going into Woolworth's and buying different color inks. 
Usually when people wrote with a fountain pen they 
used a blotter to blot up the excess ink on the page they were writing on. 
The ink would also dry quicker. 
In the 40's, 50's and early 60's, blotters would be handed out 
as a form of advertisement  for a company. 
Some blotters from Perth Amboy
Square Deal Pharmacy was located on Hall Ave. 
Was gone by 1964 according to the Polk's Business Directory 
Ed Stofega's Gulf Station 
Corner of Amboy and Brace Ave. 
There is still a gas station on that corner. 
Amboy Heights Garage 
New Brunswick Ave was also gone
by 1964.
Interboro Trucking Company 
Spruce St. (Side St by No 9 School)
Also gone by 1964.

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