18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, May 14, 1913: Nothing much doing, but the doing of rubbing, scrubbing, etc.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
The previous day Grandma wrote that she hoped to finish washing the kitchen ceiling “by tomorrow.” Hopefully she finished washing the kitchen ceiling and moved on to other tasks.
Did Grandma use Lysol? It’s amazing that it’s been around for more than 100 years.
The Way to get Real Lysol is to buy it in one of these three packages—never in bulk
By merely insisting on these original sealed bottles, you are sure of getting the real antiseptic and germicide, Lysol, itself.
Your physician will tell you it is important to get real Lysol, because imitations sold as Lysol and for Lysol, but which are not Lysol, may be crudely made, uncertain and unsafe in action, even positively dangerous—you can’t tell. But you can tell this—Only Lysol itself has the unique antiseptic, disinfectant and germicidal quality that have made it the standard product for over 20 years.
25¢, 50¢, $.100
Sold by druggists everywhere
Look for Signature of LEHN & FINK on the Label
The value of the genuine Lysol is proved by its use as an antiseptic and disinfectant in practically every hospital in America. Nothing so completely destroys disease-germs, prevents infections, removes odors and makes the whole house sweet and clean. Your druggist has Lysol in original bottles (with full directions) which protect you against substitution and make Lysol’s use easy and convenient.
Write for Interesting Lysol Booklet
Full of helpful hints and listing the many uses of Lysol in the home.
LEHN & FINK
103 William Street, New York
The small words in the logo underneath Lysol say “better than carbolic acid.”
2013 Lysol Website
I compared the information on the current Lysol website with the hundred-year-old ad. Some of the ad lingo is similar—and some different. The website headlines say:
Lysol—kills 99.9% of bacteria
Cleaning is hoping you’re killing germs, Healthing is knowing it. Stop just CLEANING. Start HEALTHING.
SPRING INTO ACTION. SPRING INTO HEALTH.