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All-In-One Kitchen (Jan, 1952)

All-In-One Kitchen combines a refrigerator with a three-burner range, sink, drainboard and storage compartment. Unit is 27-1/2 in. high, 36 in. wide. Made by General Air Conditioning, Los Angeles.

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FOOD PACKED IN BEER STEIN (Nov, 1933)

FOOD PACKED IN BEER STEIN
Adding a handle to the container in which prepared food is packed, the manufacturers have turned the glass jar into a stein. When the metal lid that protects the contents is removed, it is found that the lip of the jar is smooth, there being neither threads nor shoulder to interfere with its use as a stein, which it closely resembles in shape and size. When purchased the stein is hermetically sealed.

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Home Beer Dispenser Keeps Foam Collar Under Control (Jul, 1933)

Home Beer Dispenser Keeps Foam Collar Under Control
AT LAST science has done something really worth while. This something is the introduction of a “direct draft” beer pump which, the inventors claim, eliminates “wild beer,” controls the foamy collar, and delivers the so-called non-intoxicating fluid at the proper temperature.
Shown at the left, the pump attaches directly to the barrel, and is thus especially suitable for the home, or for picnics and parties, where it gives a professional air to the dispensing. The liquid feeds into a reservoir tank, and is drawn off into the drinking glass by the turn of a handle.

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Early Modern Corkscrew (May, 1939)

Corkscrew Puts Leverage on Stubborn Stoppers

Even the most stubborn cork is said to be tamed by the powerful leverage of a new corkscrew. Inserting the screw in the cork, by turning a winged key, raises a pair of geared arms to a horizontal position. Push the arms down again, and out comes the cork, under pressure applied through a flange that fits over the neck of the bottle. The two operations are shown in the pictures below.

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Harness to Hold Roasting Fowl (Sep, 1950)

For some reason this makes me feel dirty…

Harness to Hold Roasting Fowl

Fastened around a chicken or turkey by means of hooks that latch into rings, this roasting accessory holds the wings and legs close to the bodv of the fowl and allows the bird to be turned readily as it is cooked. The holder is made up of flexible sheet-aluminum links joined by rings.

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Automatic Machine Cuts Ice Into Small Cubes (May, 1938)

Automatic Machine Cuts Ice Into Small Cubes

THIS machine saws a 300-pound piece of ice into standard size ice cubes in about seven minutes. The cake of ice stands on its end on a small elevator. As the sawing progresses, the block of ice is automatically raised about one and one-half inches at a time. The top of the cake is cut off by a horizontal saw to make an ice slab of the correct thickness. This slab then is subjected to the action of two sets of vertical saws, so that the ice is cut lengthwise and crosswise into cubes which then drop into the iceman’s bag, or are carried to storage by a conveyor. The clean “snow” resulting from the cutting can be used for many purposes, and is stored within the cabinet in a box which is easily emptied while the device is operating. The machine is entirely automatic and safe.

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Cereal Package Has Five Kinds (Mar, 1940)

Cereal Package Has Five Kinds

TO INSURE freshness and provide variety in breakfast-cereals, one food corporation is now packing five different kinds of dry cereal in one carton. Inclosed within a transparent, moistureproof wrapper, the carton contains ten small-size packages of cereal, each holding one individual serving. Two small packages of each kind of cereal are included. Thus, a fresh package is opened whenever cereal is desired.

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Giant Coffee Urn In Service (Mar, 1938)

That looks pretty dangerous.

Giant Coffee Urn In Service
THE U. S. Coast Guard base at New London, Connecticut, has been provided with a coffee urn which is believed to be the largest ever constructed. It holds 60 gallons of water and the handle on its cover is just within reach of an average size girl. The big coffee maker is the center of attraction on cold nights for men returning from chilly excursions aboard patrol boats.

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All-In-One Kitchen (Jan, 1952)

All-In-One Kitchen combines a refrigerator with a three-burner range, sink, drainboard and storage compartment Unit is 27-1/2 in. high, 36 in. wide. Made by General Air Conditioning, Los Angeles.

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How Your Automatic Toaster Works (Dec, 1947)

How Your Automatic Toaster Works

YOU push down the handle, wait . . . and the bread pops up all by itself, toasted to a turn. Ever stop to wonder how the toaster knows enough to brown your slice without burning it?

Automatic toasters are mostly of two types—both ingenious. One has a thermostat that cooks with the toast and switches off the current after the right amount of heat. The other kind is timed by clockwork, but uses a thermostat to speed up the machinery when full heat is reached. Here is what goes on inside both types, shown in Toastmaster toasters through the courtesy of A. Lockyer of Toaster Appliance Sales
and Service Co., New York City.

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