Drop dead Mr Fly! Gulfspray vintage insect killer ads from the ’50s got straight to the point

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Vintage Gulfspray insect killer (1950s)

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These vintage insect killer ads from the fifties didn’t hold back, using phrases in their vintage marketing like “drop dead,” “declare warfare” and “mow down insects.” (The Gulfspray can holding a gun was also a creative touch.)
Drop dead Mr Fly! Gulfspray vintage insect killer

The sure way to bomb flies and mosquitoes out of your home! Extra-handy-to-use, push-button Gulfspray Aerosol Bomb is waiting at your grocer’s.

1. Powerful! Contains pyrethrins and other knock-’em-dead insect killers!

2. Fast! Quick action when sprayed on ants, roaches and many other bugs!

3. Pleasant! No lingering after-odor with the Gulfspray bomb!

4. Economical – one Gulfspray bomb takes care of 60 average rooms (12 x 15 x 8).

Quick Action Gulfspray liquid is available for use in your own spray gun – pints, quarts, gallons.

Drop dead Mr Fly! Gulfspray insect killer (1955)



Declare push-button warfare on flies and mosquitoes! (1956)

Mow down insect invaders with a Gulfspray Aerosol Bomb. Powerful! Contains pyrethrins and other powerful killers!

Fast! Just push the button to get those bugs! Pleasant! Gulfspray bomb leaves no lingering after-odor! Economical! One bomb takes care of 60 average rooms.

Quick-Action Gulfspray liquid is available at your grocer’s for use in your own spray gun — pints, quarts, gallons.

Gulfspray vintage insect killer ads from the '50s - aerosol bug bombs with pyrethrum

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