|Bird's Custard was first formulated by
Alfred Bird in 1837. After he discovered his
custard was popular, Bird formed Alfred Bird and Sons
Ltd. in Birmingham. The company also made the
newly invented baking powder and, by 1844, was promoting
custard powder nationally. The company went on to
produce Blancmange powder, jelly powder, and egg
substitute. In World War I, Bird's Custard was
supplied to the British armed forces. Although not
signed, my suspicion is that this advert was drawn by
Studdy, as the children have 'Studdy-style' eyes.
The Rothman's cigarette company was founded by Louis Rothman in 1890 as a small kiosk on Fleet Street in London. In 1900 Rothman opened a small showroom in Pall Mall, London, from where he launched his famous Pall Mall cigarette brand. His reputation was such that King Edward VII granted Rothmans a royal warrant in 1905.
|Ink Blotters were a very popular from of
advertising that were often given away by fountain pen
manufacturers, banks, and many types of merchants.
In their day, ink blotters were as common as business
cards are today.
Here are some examples that use Studdy images, from both the UK & The Netherlands.
|W. M. Younger's was an Edinburgh brewery
grew from humble beginnings in 1778 to become one of the
city’s main commercial enterprises supplying both
domestic and foreign markets. In 1920 the firm
installed its first bottling plant for new fashioned
chilled and carbonated beers in the Holyrood
Brewery. Scotch Ale, Nos.1, 2 and 3 (resembling
English Burton ales) began to rival India Pale Ale in
popularity. Before Alfred Leete’s ‘Father William’
trade mark appeared at the end of the 1920s, Studdy did
a series of cartoons for the company c.1922.