c.1950s: Atomic brand names Chris April 4, 2011 1950-1959, Ads & brands 6 CommentsFavourited 858 times Add to favourites 6 Responses Andy April 4, 2011 This reminds me of the type of thing you would see in Fallout Reply Mike April 26, 2011 Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there WERE patent medicines/snake oil that really contained radium (!) that greatly accelerated the user’s expire date! So, it wasn’t just a catchy advertising word, it was an insane ingredient! Reply CatLA June 30, 2011 @Mike How about this: http://www.dissident-media.org/infonucleaire/arium.html I still worry that I used to get my feet X-rayed as a kid whenever we bought new Clarks shoes. Does anyone else remember those machines in shoe-shops? Reply feeblemind July 4, 2011 There was also Radium Beer, brewed in Terre Haute Indiana c. 1930. http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/brandnames/beer.htm Reply Brian O'Connell May 12, 2012 Radium brand cigars: Twice the cancers at half the price! Reply Brian O'Connell May 12, 2012 I like the “Radium Silent Matches” too. Were matches notorious back then for deafening people or something? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.