HUH . . .?!? BERNARD DEHYDRATED WATER Product. (At last, Stephen Wright has some instructions: “I bought some powdered water but I didn’t know what to add.”)*

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    *(Title alteration courtesy and thanks to anyjazz65)

    This is a clever advertising item in the form of an empty, but still sealed, tin can from BERNARD FOOD INDUSTRIES, INC., MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTERS TO THE NATION'S FINE EATING ESTABLISHMENTS.

    The label says "BERNARD DEHYDRATED WATER" and gives the following instructions for use: "EMPTY CONTENTS OF CAN INTO ONE GALLON OF WATER. STIR UNTIL DISSOLVED. CHILL AND SERVE." This "product" is even covered by U.S. Patent Office Trademark No. 898826!

    jazzejunqueinc, Urban Woodswalker, and 63 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin' hook-y ;o) 64 months ago | reply

      I guess product production costs got too high . . . ?

    2. Dana Causey 63 months ago | reply

      Knowing when to stop stirring, that's the trick!!

    3. prima seadiva-waiting for new glasses so I can see 62 months ago | reply

      This is the best. You need to have a couple in case of emergency.

    4. anyjazz65 62 months ago | reply

      At last, Stephen Wright has some instructions. “I bought some powdered water but I didn’t know what to add.”

    5. EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin' hook-y ;o) 62 months ago | reply

      LOLOL @ I should change the title to this! Very, very funny, anyjazz. Hahahahaahahaaa!

      This is my most viewed and most faved photo.
      I have NO idea how anyone finds it.
      Wish I still had this can.

    6. anyjazz65 62 months ago | reply

      I do know that feeling. I have a shot of two rolls of toilet paper that held as my most viewed photo for two years. Now it's been beat out by a photo that was picked up by an Adobe web page as a sample.

      You can trace the origin of your visits by going back through your stats.

    7. Bernie Lampert 62 months ago | reply

      Excellent, love it

    8. LilBooBear 62 months ago | reply

      LOL.... tooo funny for mere words! But do they mention anywhere about drinking it in a timely fashion b/4 it re-de-hydrates???

    9. Caffinara 58 months ago | reply

      weird ha ha ha

    10. bobfariss 55 months ago | reply

      Wonderful humor. Used it as a blog illustration at Thanks for a great posting.

    11. wili_hybrid 52 months ago | reply

      Hi EraPhernalia Vintage,

      wanted to thank you for sharing this great and funny piece. We used it in an article on our blog:

    12. EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin' hook-y ;o) 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone, for your obvious enjoyment of this wacky item! Love your comments and I appreciate every one of them.

      LBB—you're a hoot! Excellent point. ;o)

      bobfariss—thanks for using this and crediting me and my photostream. Much appreciated!

      wili_hybrid—thank you, also, for using this to illustrate your article on creativity. I read the whole thing and thought it was extremely interesting, concise and very well written. (I'm kind of an info geek and interested in the characteristics of human creativity so where a lot of people wouldn't have read it to the end, I did!)
      I'd be pleased if you would kindly credit me with the photo and link back to my photostream. Thanks again!

    13. Polyshot 51 months ago | reply

      Looks like it is still being made and sold lol......:

    14. addie65 49 months ago | reply

      the only thing that could make this pic better, is if someone found a place where people were buying this stuff and you did!!!

      It is even pushed as Gluten free!

    15. Studio C. 49 months ago | reply

      I remember my dad and brother talking about this product. They saw it at an army surplus store in the early 70s if I recall correctly.

    16. gabriel_3002 4 months ago | reply

      Hello! I would like to use this image in an educational application for iPad (of course with proper attribution to you). The application is designed to teach children to read in Spanish, and I think this picture represents in a funny way the concept "can".

      Thanks for posting this great photo available under Creative Commons!

    17. EraPhernalia Vintage . . . (playin' hook-y ;o) 4 months ago | reply

      Hi Gabriel, Hope I'm not too late replying! I've had PC issues recently so have not been online very much.
      You are more than welcome to use my photo. I'm honored that you like it and that it would help children learn a second language.
      Please send me a link when/if you use it, would you? Thanks!

    18. massimopaolini 3 months ago | reply

      Great image. I used it on my post 3 Blog Writing Tips. The post will be published on January 14, 2014.

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