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Automatic Griddle Bakes Three Fluffy Flapjacks a Minute (Oct, 1930)

Automatic Griddle Bakes Three Fluffy Flapjacks a Minute

A FLAPJACK griddle that is entirely automatic in action has recently been placed on the market by a Los Angeles firm. Batter for five hundred cakes may be placed in the tank, after which it is only necessary to turn on the switch and carry away the cakes.

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Food-Not To Be Eaten (Apr, 1948)

Food-Not To Be Eaten

FEAST your eyes on that gorgeous display of sharp, tongue-teasing cheese; smack your lips at the lush ripe fruit, the mellow-spiced hot ham. Melt your mouth with a long look, but don’t try a quick bite—-you’ll crack your teeth!

The beauty in this banquet is only paint- deep. It’s all art for the eye—not food for eating. But that art saves real food from waste in those elaborate dinners on stage and screen and in fancy displays.

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Home Toaster Turns Itself Off (Oct, 1930)

Home Toaster Turns Itself Off

MAKING toast that is tastily browned requires that the busy housewife watch the toaster closely, but with the small home toaster shown at the right, recently placed on the market, the watching is unnecessary. The lever is set for the heat desired and the current turned on. When the toast is finished it is automatically ejected from the machine.

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Mechanical and Electrical Devices for the Housewife (Mar, 1931)

Mechanical and Electrical Devices for the Housewife

Water is boiled in eight minutes and an oven heated in six minutes with this new electric stove, which delivers three degrees of heat. The heating element nestles in a bowl shaped reflector which directs all of the heat towards the utensil.

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New Toaster Works Automatically (Dec, 1929)

New Toaster Works Automatically

TWO slices of bread can be toasted at once to any predetermined degree in a new automatic toaster recently placed on the market.

Bread is inserted in holders in the door, as shown in the photograph at the right, bringing the bread between the heating elements when closed. A dial on the front of the machine regulates the length of time the current is left on. determining whether the toast is to be light or dark.

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Device Keeps Canned Milk Fresh (Jun, 1930)

Device Keeps Canned Milk Fresh
ANEW can-opener has been perfected for use with evaporated milk, maple syrup, or other liquids which are poured from the can. The device consists of a steel strip to clamp on the can. Back of these clamps are two sets of arms tipped with puncturing levers. When pressure is applied the points break through the head of the can, while pressure on the inside of the lever raises the points and permits pouring the liquid. Released, they seal the hole tightly again.

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Novel Ice Cream Dispenser (Feb, 1932)

Novel Ice Cream Dispenser

SODA jerkers and confectioners who are called on to “dish up” ice cream cones will appreciate the labor-saving features of a new tray which holds the cones in such a manner that both hands are free for the filling operation. Aside from its time-saving aspect, the tray permits the salesman to pause in his work of filling the cones in case he is called on to serve a rush customer.

The section containing the holes which hold the cones fits over a wooden tray base, so that the device comes in two parts. Advertising copy for ice cream manufacturers can be imprinted on the holders.

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Plastic Oven (Feb, 1946)

Even assuming that it wouldn’t melt, why would it reduce the possibility of burning your food?

Plastic Oven is the latest use of the wonder synthetic. It offers considerable advantages for the housewife, chiefly in reducing possibility of burnt steaks, roasts, cakes, etc. Model shown is British.

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A Hundred Miles of Cookies Every Day (Feb, 1929)

A Hundred Miles of Cookies Every Day

USING complicated machines, modern bakeries turn out millions of cookies every day to satisfy the American sweet tooth.

MUCH has been said of quantity production, and in the public mind the term usually is associated with motor car assembling. But the process of continuous manufacture was in use in other industries long before the automobile achieved its remarkable popularity.

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Ketchup Pump-It (Oct, 1951)

Ketchup Pump-It
MR. D. F. Bachellor of Glendale, Calif, had an extremely active mind and when a major operation confined him to a hospital bed for a long period of convalescence, he kept right on thinking. One day a visitor mentioned how much better the world would be if someone would invent a device to get ketchup from a bottle without pounding and thumping. Bachellor weighed the problem.

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