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Christmas gift ideas in 1924

Naturally, any newspaper edition published in December is likely to contain advertisements for Christmas gift suggestions. In 1924, there were so many of them that the December 12 edition of the Toronto Daily Star could not print them all.

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However, it printed a good many of them, including this ad for the Valet Auto-Strop Razor:

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The most useful gift on the tree!

If you couldn’t decide what to buy the people in your life, why not buy something for the car?

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Riverdale Garage wound up staying in business for quite a while – they became a Ford and later a Lincoln/Mercury dealer, and were at this location until 1960. Dominion Riverdale Motors took over the space in 1961. 755 Danforth Avenue is now a Shoppers Drug Mart.

Last but not least: why bother with just one Christmas gift, when you could enjoy a thousand gifts from your radio?

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The Radio Museum has photographs of a Quadrodyne radio, if you’re curious.

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