Use of carrtidges in advertising


#1

Here is an interesting use for a dummy 7.62x51mm dating back to the mid-80’s. It’s a mail shot(?) from Honeywell Instrumentation Support Services. Cartridges is headstamped (+) LC 72 and has a struck primer. It would appear that there were no concerns about mailing dummy cartridges back then. Does anyone know what was on the insert with the red tag?

NATO Dave


#2

NATODave:

I LIKE IT! I LIVED IN DENVER FOR MOST OF MY LIFE AND I NEVER SAW ONE OF THESE. I KNOW IT DATES TO 1986, BUT I THINK THEY COULD HAVE DONE A MORE PRESENTABLE JOB OF DISPLAYING THE CARTRIDGE - DIDN’T WE HAVE BLISTER PACKAGING BACK THEN? REGARDLESS, IT IS A COOL ITEM! A GREAT ITEM FOR THE CARTRIDGE COLLECTOR WHO COLLECTS ADVERTISING. THANKS FOR SHARING!!


#3

Interesting.

I’ll guess that the insert was cash money, such as a Dollar Bill. Or maybe a Five. Many businesses were using newly printed bills to encourage people to fill out their questionaire or take a survey. People would think it unfair to keep the money and not answer their questions. That was a quaint time. Today, they’d keep the money and throw away the rest. Then they’d probably go through their neighbor’s mail box to see if they got one also. ;-)

Ray