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Time and Money-Saving Tools for Women’s Workshop in Home (Jun, 1924)

Time and Money-Saving Tools for Women’s Workshop in Home

When Garments Become Shiny, a Little Roller Set with Many Needles, Run over the Cloth, Gives It a New Nap

Below: Tray and Rack for Silver Protect Tablecloth and Provide Receptacle for Ashes

Without Marring the Woodwork or Drilling Holes, a Strong Steel Rubber-Tipped Clamp that Holds a Trapeze, Gymnasium Rings or Swing for the Children Can Be Set Up in a Few Moments in any Doorway; Below Is a Novel Duck-Shaped Bag for Carrying the Bathing Suit

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Hair-Drying Attachment for Fan (Jun, 1924)

Hair-Drying Attachment for Fan

Drying the hair with an electric drier is a quick and convenient method, but not every one cares to buy one for such occasional use. Where some other electrical appliances such as a fan is at hand, an attachment can easily be made for it, that will serve the purpose.

The attachment consists essentially of a cone-shaped piece of sheet metal such as brass, to which a rubber tube with a nozzle is attached, as shown.

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Architect Builds Modern GLASS HOME (Jul, 1936)

This house is just incredibly cool. I wonder if it is still standing. What’s really amazing about the design is that it still looks quite modern. I don’t think that a 40″ Plasma screen would look at all out of place in that living room.

Architect Builds Modern GLASS HOME
THE open spaciousness of a country manor, captured in a 5-story house but 19 feet wide and set in the heart of crowded New York City is the latest architectural miracle to be wrought by the use of glass blocks.

From the outside the narrow structure, designed and built by Morris B. Sanders, architect, is impressively beautiful. Inside all idea of confinement is lost. Through a clever method of arranging the furniture close to the wall an illusion of space is created which is further heightened by the perspective-destroying glass walls. The rooms seem to extend indefinitely.

Recessed shelves, bookcases, and cupboards add to the roominess of the interior. In many cases metal furniture was used.

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Turntable Eases Garaging (May, 1952)

Turntable Eases Garaging

Now Frank Enos of Sausalito, Calif., just presses a button to solve what had been a difficult problem. He lives on the side of a hill, with a garage 30 feet below the level of the road and at the end of a 150-foot driveway. Backing up the hill on wet mornings was sometimes a dangerous chore, until Enos devised a turntable and installed it just before the entrance to the garage. Pressing a button puts a 1/2-horsepower geared motor to work revolving the table after Enos backs out, and he drives forward up the hill. The turntable deck is supported by 4 by 12-inch girders and 2 by 12-inch joists which are set on eight concrete piers.

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Handy Aids for the HOMEMAKER (Jul, 1936)

Handy Aids for the HOMEMAKER

CUBE STARCH IS EASILY MEASURED
Made in the form of cubes about the size of a lump of sugar, a new starch makes it easy to secure uniformity of stiffness in starching laundry. The starch is packed in one-pound boxes, each of which contains eighty cubes

RACK FOR RAZOR HAS BLADE DRIER
When a safety-razor blade is placed in the drying unit of this novel bathroom fixture, and the lid is pressed down, two built-in absorbent pads dry the blade instantly

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Baby-Feeding Gadgets Form Odd Collection (Jul, 1940)

Baby-Feeding Gadgets Form Odd Collection
RANGING from crude clay cups used by the “mound builders” to the latest sanitary nursing bottle, baby-feeding gadgets collected as a hobby by Dr. D. Edward Overton, of Garden City, N.Y., record 500 years of history. Among the fifty or more items in Dr. Overton’s collection are early nursing bottles with nipples of ivory, tin, whalebone, and glass. Some of the glass bottles are shaped like human heads. Others, resembling powderhorns, were produced by pioneers from cow horns by tying a piece of thin leather over the small end to form the nipple. Whale-oil wicks in the lower compartment of one “two-story” metal feeder made it possible to heat the milk contained in the upper section.

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Laundry Washer Run By Air (Sep, 1938)

Laundry Washer Run By Air
A LAUNDRY washing machine, which is operated by hooking up to the air hose of a vacuum cleaner, has been invented by a Swedish engineer. The machine consists of a rubber tub fitted with a turning arm which agitates the water in the tub when activated by the air blast of the vacuum cleaner.

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Bed Headboard Holds Many Gadgets (Sep, 1938)

Bed Headboard Holds Many Gadgets
ABED headboard which features space and wiring for numerous electrical contrivances has been developed by Frank Hasencamp, of Chattanooga, Tenn. As shown in photo, the headboard accommodates a telephone, radio, fan, clock and thermostats for controlling room temperature

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NEW for the HOME (Sep, 1949)

NEW for the HOME

Sun Naps won’t lead to lobster complexions if you use this gadget which shuts off lamp automatically. Good for pressure cookers and other appliances. Paragon Electric Co., Two Rivers, Wisc.

Fireproof Shade made of unfilled cotton cloth with vinyl plastic coating. Conventional window shade, left, blazes while coated one, right, resists flame. Stewart Hartshorn Co., New York.

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CREAM-MAKER Among Newest Home Aids (Jun, 1935)

CREAM-MAKER Among Newest Home Aids

BOTTLE-HOLDER now on market enables baby to feed himself without danger of dropping the bottle. Made of aluminum, the broad circular base makes the unit secure even on uneven surfaces such as pillows. The bottle is held in a pivoted sleeve which may be tipped to almost any angle which may be needed.

MOP-HANDLE which has a flexible joint can be bent around corners, to penetrate nooks and corners otherwise hard to reach. The mop may be set at any desired angle

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