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Found an odd one yesterday, it’s a Garrity’s Everwave by L.M. Garrity & Co. of Boston. Seems they started making this hair curling product (an early leave-in conditioner) in 1921 as that’s when it was first advertised, in the July 6 Philadelphia Inquirer. The next advertisements I could find online were the January 1922 issues of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, with 9 ads in the one issue of Harper’s!
No advertisement could be found after, so presumably it was discontinued (this is correlated with the relative rarity of the bottle, no posts/replies about them here, and only one eBay record, currently for sale at $26.49).

The company later (1928) moved into the printed goods business, selling a kit to turn a deck of cards into a “Gypsy fortune-telling” device, then published an etiquette book, Good Manners, in 1930.
 

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Found a bit more info, the company was listed as being incorporated in 1919, and was dissolved by act of the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1935. The dissolution act covered dozens, if not hundreds of companies.
 

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