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Vintage Fireworks Adverts

12 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

My new website may be of interest to those of you who collect firework memorabilia: Firework Ads

These adverts can be useful for dating old firework and box styles and are a great indication of the huge popularity of fireworks in Britain in days gone by.

I've also mentioned the excellent UKPS Wells at Amberley project.

John Bennett produced the site for me and it will be highlighted in the next issue of Fireworks Magazine.

If anyone can supply further information relating to the adverts shown or about missing adverts I should be grateful to hear from you.

Vintage Adverts - Some interesting firework designs

08 October 2009 - 10:57 AM

I thought you might like to see these adverts for some very interesting vintage firework designs which were well ahead of their time.

Astra Black Night Sputnik - 1959
Astra Orbit Lunik Rocket - 1961
Benwell Polaris Missile Space Satellite - 1962

The last one reminds me of the little Brock's (Chinese) Flashing Firework With Voice that did not appear until the late 1970's in their selection boxes.

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Pain's Fireworks

28 June 2008 - 06:34 AM

A good link to an article on Pain's Fireworks.

Don't miss the link to the video at the top of the right-hand pane.

Fireworks over the Plain