Fuller Brush man

Fuller Brush man

Door-to-door salesman. The Fuller Brush Company, founded in 1906, employed salesmen who went from house to house selling a variety of brushes, including a hairbrush that carried a lifetime guarantee. Among the company's accomplishments was making selling door-to-door an acceptable and profitable technique, one that was used (as long as local ordinances allowed) by sellers of encyclopedias, cosmetics, insurance, Girl Scout cookies, and other goods and services. Through much of the first half of the 20th century, visitors would ring a friend's or neighbor's doorbell and then answer the query, “Who's there?” with “It's the Fuller Brush man!”
See also: brush, man
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Cobb hostage in THE DARK PAST; and comedy king Red Skelton stars as a hapless salesman wrongly accused of murder in THE FULLER BRUSH MAN, with Adele Jergens.
At regular intervals there appeared the Fuller Brush Man, the Avon Lady, and the Insurance Man.
It's probably just a coincidence, but things don't seem to be as clean as they were since the Fuller Brush Man stopped coming around.
Loyalty to a particular company, particularly in the online arena, has gone the way of the Fuller Brush Man.
He remembers the job "as one of the most pleasant times of my life," although his next gig, as a Fuller Brush Man, also had its charms.
Marine Corps during World War II, he worked his way through law school at the University of Miami as a hotel clerk and Fuller brush man, receiving his law degree in 1948.
He's been a Fuller Brush man, an insurance salesman and, for a time, had his own lighting business.
Now, we can either sit back and watch a profession we worked hard to build fade away to the annals of history like the blacksmith or Fuller Brush man, or we can take advantage of the opportunities that California's two new pathways to CPA licensure present and reach out to the next generation of CPAs.
They might wonder what happened to the Fuller Brush man, the encyclopedia peddlers, and the Avon Lady who used to knock at the door.
CHICAGO -- Victory Park Capital ("VPC") today announced the approval of its acquisition of the consumer business of the 106-year-old Fuller Brush Company ("Fuller Brush"), originator of the door-to-door sales model and the iconic Fuller Brush Man.
Detailed videos showcasing The Fuller Brush Man, as he offers guidance on how to clean and polish valuable home surfaces such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
After leaving the service, he worked as a postal clerk, a hod carrier, a gypsum miner and a Fuller brush man.
In 1922, The Saturday Evening Post coined the phrase "The Fuller Brush Man.
18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuller Brush Company, originator of the door-to-door sales model and the iconic Fuller Brush Man, today announced availability of its best selling household cleaning remedies for online purchase at Alice.
He resumed his radio show after World War II and also continued making movies, including ``The Show Off,'' ``Merton of the Movies,'' ``The Fuller Brush Man,'' ``Neptune's Daughter'' and ``Three Little Words.