Fakes, Phonies, Frauds & Competitors!

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Le Page's Fish Glue - Bottled by Columbia Wax Works, New York...Yeah right!

Le Page's California New Improved Polish - NUH UH!

A Canadian Fraud! From Halifax, Nova Scotia. They hijacked the name & graphics' style from Le Page's & the racist imagery from Carter's (pictured below).

A Canadian Fraud! From Halifax, Nova Scotia. They hijacked the name & graphics' style from Le Page's & the racist imagery from Carter's (pictured below).

Carter's took Le Page's popular person stuck-down with glue theme and added a racist slant to it.

The Chase's Glue bottle's graphics look suspiciously familiar!

Another person stuck rip-off by Bixby.

An unusual variation by Tenexine.

Besides Le Page's pre-dating McDonald's Millions Sold banner, I can't help but think that all of these Victorian-era people stuck scenarios (including, of course, Le Page's many original designs) were perhaps the inspiration for Krazy Glue's ® dangling construction worker ad campaign that began in 1973!
There are other parallels as well: Bob Krieble is the chemist who invented Krazy Glue ® and who "later crafted the enormous growth of the LocTite Corporation"1...a company which is now owned by Henkel, the same company that owns Le Page's.


Competitors long since fallen by the wayside...



Mmmmmm....Mint flavoured glue....!?!?!

Even Bell got in on the glue act? A Canadian Brand with a nice label

Boyer's Mucilage - they even copied the Russia Cement Co. logo! Norman's Indian Mucilage - a very nice glazed ceramic container - but where are they now? Willstick's Mucilage

a catalogue page for various brands 1940's

a catalogue page for various brands - 1910's

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