National Geographic : 1915 Mar
Every traveler remembers the three Ripolin men-that whimsical trio whose quaint humor is known throughout the entire continent Where Ripolin Enamel Paint is a Household Word THESE Ripolin men have been cartooned in Punch and the press time and again. So fa miliar is this Ripolin Enamel Paint that a member of the French Chamber of Deputies, famed for his polished appearance, is everywhere known by the nickname of "Ripolin." The name has become such a standard for enamel that it has even crept into the public vocabulary as a synonym for glossy or high finish. Made by the old Dutch hand process, Ripolin is the most beautiful and durable enamel paint that has ever been produced. For fourteen years it has been used in America on SEND FOR THIS TIN which shows the clear, soft tones of Ripolin Enamel Paint. Bend this strip prove to yourself that Ripo lin is so elastic and tena cious that it cannot peel, flake or blister. This strip will show you why Ripolin retains its freshness year after year without repaint ing, but merely cleaning. interior and exterior woodwork and metal, wher ever the architect or owner wants to be sure of a beautifully clear, soft tone that will remain pure white and smooth as fine porcelain. There has never yet been a dissatisfied Ripolin customer. Homes finished with Ripolin have least expense for upkeep. A gallon will cover from 500 to 700 square feet, depending upon the surface. Your painter or decorator will tell you the quantity needed. That brilliant, high gloss finish is unexcelled for the kitchen, pantry, or wherever a glass-like slr face is desired. Then again for halls, reception-rooms, libraries,-wherever the softer effects are preferred,-Ripolin is obtainable in a beautiful eggshell finish, or even an absolutely flat finish. Any desired tint can be obtained by mixing pure color ground in Japan with white Ripolin a buff or light green shade is excellent for kitchen walls. Note Seal on the Can Unsurpassed for automobiles-choice of twelve beautiful colors; also yachts and motor-boats, because it is the only enamel that will stand the test of salt water and sea air. Send 50 cents today for large trial can, with brush-enough to give a thorough test-try it out in your own home-then you be the judge. With it we will send the coated strip of tin and the book showing residences, exclusive clubs, and palatial hotels finished with Ripolin ; also name of the Ripolin dealer in your territory. J.A. &W.BIRD&CO. Importers and Distributers of Ripolin for the United States and Canada 101 Pearl Street, Boston 77 Beaver Street, New York 670 People's Gas Building, Chicago "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."