Sort of punny business

The shoe industry, by and large, is not given to humor. But for about a century or so, Dunn & McCarthy Shoe Company, with facilities in Auburn and Binghamton, New York, got away with this punny brand name:

1960 advertisement for Enna Jetticks shoes

This advertisement came out in about 1960; it was 1965 or so before I realized what was being said here. (Then again, it was 1965 or so before I had any reason to notice this sort of thing in the first place.)

There exists a copy of an Enna Jetticks radio spot from the early 1930s:

Also in the Thirties, EJ bought a fleet of four Glenn Curtiss Aerocar travel trailers for promotional purposes.

Dunn & McCarthy, in business since about 1870, were evidently still in business in the early 1970s:

Falcon Footwear, last owners of the Enna Jetticks trademark, allowed it to slide into desuetude early in the 21st century.

1 comment

  1. Roger O Green »

    16 April 2018 · 10:09 am

    I had no idea about Binghamton and Enna Jettick> There WAS another shoe company in the area in my time, with the same initials

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