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Garden Dirigibles Eclipse Old Type of Chimney Sweep (Jul, 1929)

Garden Dirigibles Eclipse Old Type of Chimney Sweep

DAYS of the old chimney sweep who wormed his way up or down a grimy flue are fast waning. This giant vacuum cleaner, shown at left, is one of the reasons why. It takes soot from the furnace, pipes and chimney by suction.

After it has finished its cleaning, the air is permitted to escape and the bag fastened to the truck and carted off to the next job. It carries the dirt away with it.

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New Appliances (Aug, 1941)

New Appliances

THIS WASHING MACHINE has a heavy-duty wringer, the drain flume of which automatically shifts when the rolls are reversed. If the roller pressure is released, it can be instantly reset.

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MILLIONS SPENT ON RAILROAD STATIONS (Feb, 1909)

MILLIONS SPENT ON RAILROAD STATIONS

By SAMUEL O. DUNN

Western Editorial Manager. Railroad Age Gazette

THE typical American railroad passenger station of the past has been a building so dingy, so ugly and so ill-arranged that travelers wished to see as little of it as practicable and to get through it as quickly as possible.

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Home Conveniences THAT SAVE TIME (Apr, 1933)

Home Conveniences THAT SAVE TIME

SELF-OPENING TABLE
Pressing a button, set in the side of this bridge table, automatically opens all four of the legs at once.

ALL-METAL LAUNDRY CHUTE. A door in wall or floor of the bathroom opens to this laundry chute down which soiled clothes slide to a container in the basement. Photo at right shows arrangement of chute in the basement where clothes are removed.

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Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party (Oct, 1955)

Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party

Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives.

THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director

FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director

Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors

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BACK TO THE MUD HOUSE (Feb, 1909)

BACK TO THE MUD HOUSE

By H. G. HUNTING

IE word concrete has a sound that would be expected to warn away rather than to attract the housekeeper and home-maker. Its associations are all of the sort that have had little or no interest for women—or for men, either, who are not employed directly in the heavy business of construction and to whom the lore of engineering is a mystery.

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Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket (Feb, 1952)

Kitchen Catch-All / Swiss Radar Rocket

MODERN apartments which seem to shrink in size constantly have created a demand for more compact furniture. One of the results of this demand is a cabinet (right) to hold kitchen utensils and accessories, shown at the Modern Living Exposition held in Chicago. Bonnie Schuham smiles her approval of the unit.

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Swinging Buildings to Defy Quakes (Aug, 1936)

Swinging Buildings to Defy Quakes
UNTIL the age of steel construction, no building could be trusted to defy an earthquake; but a steel building, riveted or welded together, will stand quite a wrench without being pulled apart.

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Better Kitchen Methods for Modern Housewives (Apr, 1923)

Better Kitchen Methods for Modern Housewives

By using the mixer and automatic oil dropper shown above, French dressing to please the most fastidious palate is guaranteed, as the oil can be measured by the drop.

To protect fine glass and china from hard porcelain, flexible boards of soft wood are designed to fit over sink edges, on drainboards, or on the sink bottom.

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Escape Chute (Apr, 1948)

Escape Chute can evacuate the entire 136-bed Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, in only a few minutes. In case of fire, patients can be picked up, mattress and all, and slid to safety down the spiral chute.

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