Is there anything Scotch tape can’t do?

Scotch This year marks the 75th anniversary of Scotch tape, so its parent company is celebrating by posting some classic ads from yesteryear that showcase its many uses. It’s hard to imagine Scotch tape as a catch-all miracle product, but it apparently once performed every conceivable task, from repairing television cables to setting youngsters’ mod hairstyles to repairing sheet music, plus “it seals without moistening.” Tampax may have stolen that line at some point, being one of Scotch tape’s only non-competitors. Everything else is fair game, though—Scotty McTape wouldn’t lie to me about that.

—Posted by David Kiefaber