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Here's something fun: a can of smog from 1957

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These were apparently sold in the Fun Shop at Farmers Market and produced by Carlton (or Carleton) Young's Los Angeles Smog Corp.  Hal Tamblin was listed as a vice president, according to a 1962 item in The Times. Art Ryon, author of The Times "Ham on Ryon" column claimed to be an executive of this whimsical outfit.

I found it on EBay

 
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This is great. My grandfather was a friend of Carleton Young and he always had these cans around when I was a kid. They made us real popular. My brother still has one. I never knew Carleton Young (an actor) made them. Thanks for the info!

I am Hal Tamblin eldest daughter, Terry Tamblin. He is alive and well at age eighty-four. I was born when he owed the fun shop. He will be glad to know that he was mentioned.


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