1940 Ad Hitachi LTD Tokyo Japan Telephone Fan Motors Manufacturing Japanese GOE1


This is an original 1940 black and white print ad for Hitachi, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, manufacturers and exporters of all kinds of equipment for electrical and mechanical industries including the telephone, desk fan, electric grinder, induction motor, and vertical alternators shown here.


This 74+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9 inches; 17 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

The Far East was an exotic place even as late as the mid-20th century. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection from 1940 of original advertising for various industries, products, and services, as well as color prints of tourist attractions, of the countries of Japan, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, Australia and New Zealand. These items provide a glimpse into the economy and culture of that period during Japan's occupation of China but before the start of World War II in the Pacific.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising