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TV Ads – 1986 – Robert Houseman For Smith Barney Investments + J & J Baby Shampoo + Duracell Battery

Smith Barney & Co. was formed in 1938 through the merger of Charles D. Barney & Co. and Edward B. Smith & Co. Charles D. Barney & Co….which was a New York and Philadelphia based firm founded by Charles D. Barney in 1873…..while becoming a significant player in securities underwriting in 1934 ….when the firm absorbed the professionals from the securities business of Guaranty Trust Company.    

Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886….whose common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average….while the company is ranked # 37 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.  J&J is one of the world’s most valuable companies….as among its well-known consumer products are the Band-Aid Brand line of bandages, Tylenol medications, Johnson’s Baby products (like shampoo as seen in this video herewith), Neutrogena skin and beauty products, Clean & Clear facial wash and Acuvue contact lenses.

Duracell Inc. is an American manufacturing company owned by Berkshire Hathaway….which  produces batteries and smart power systems…..as a company that has its origins in the 1920’s, through the work of Samuel Ruben and Philip Mallory….and the formation of the P.R. Mallory Company.

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