The Caffeinated Penguin

musings of a crackpot hacker

Vintage ads

Posted By on February 15, 2004

Tommy Gun + Cowboys Basically, the Thompson Submachine Gun was sold to the US army in WWI. However, once it was accepted, the war was over. There is now a huge surplus of them that the company needed to sell off. So, they start marketing it to the public as a home defense weapon, using ads such as the above.

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