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Family Handyman’s Vintage Ads from the ‘70s

In celebration of our 70th Anniversary, we're taking a stroll through decades of Family Handyman magazine pages to highlight the publication in its many forms.

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Vintage Ads From the 1970’s

Family Handyman turns 70 in 2021, and to celebrate we’re taking a trip through our archives. These vintage ads from 1970 offer an intriguing slice-of-life look at what people were buying and selling in the pages of our magazine 50 years ago.

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Flame Throwers and Toupees

Family Handyman’s ad pages in the 70’s were stuffed with interesting and unique products for homeowners, whether you were looking for a flame gun to torch the weeds in your lawn with or a toupee made from 100 percent human hair.

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A Pirate Starter Kit

We’ve always been a DIY and home improvement brand, but that didn’t stop one company from advertising ready-to-build ship model kits and mahogany ships’ wheels. Pair your new ship kit with the metal detector under “Find Buried Treasure” at the top right of the page, and you’re well on your way to becoming a pirate.

For more of our amazing vintage Family Handyman content, visit our 70th Anniversary Page.