Monday, January 28, 2013

Royal Windsor, the celebrated regenerator of hair

A French company selling a hair tonic under the name Royal Windsor?  And it seems this name was used well before the King of England decided to change the family name to Windsor from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha for obvious reasons in 1917.  Joseph Jackson of Paris, France, registered this brand name as a Trade Mark in 1892 (TM #21,987). He claimed to have been selling the brand since 1879. 

Just as odd are the use of children and steam trains in these promotional cards - wouldn't children have little need for hair regeneration, and how would steam locomotives affect it?

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