Foam Furniture Rises Like Bread (Jun, 1970)
Those chairs are really cool. Why do you think they don’t sell flat packed chairs anymore? My guess is because it would be too fun for customers to walk along with a key and puncture them. I know that when I was a snot-nosed little punk I delighted in puncturing the vacuum sealed coffee packs in the supermarket.
Foam Furniture Rises Like Bread
What goes up and doesn’t come down? A new kind of furniture called “Up.” You buy it flat-as-a-pancake in a vinyl package. Cut open the vinyl and the pancake automatically expands into a modern chair. Once expanded, it cannot be recompressed and cannot be punctured.
It works like this: At the factory in Italy the furniture is molded of poly-urethane foam, and covered with stretch upholstery. Then, in a vacuum chamber, the piece is compressed to force out the air, and sealed in the airtight package. Open the package and the foam absorbs air, expanding to its
designed size and shape.
Electrically Heated Screen and Foot Pad Take Chill From Cold Room (Jul, 1932)
Do you have to sit like that? Or are they just having a bomb drill?
Electrically Heated Screen and Foot Pad Take Chill From Cold Room
CHILLING surfaces, cold, damp walls and frosty windows need no longer bring discomfort to the home or office. All their icy darts are robbed of their sting by a new electric screen and pad, shown ‘on the right, which have just been constructed by L. W. Schad of East Pittsburg, Pa.
Connected to a light socket by an extension cord, the electrically heated screen serves as an auxiliary radiator and can be moved anywhere about the house or placed between your desk and the window, where it will heat the room and also protect vou from the draft. The chilling effect of cold floors is eliminated when standing on one of the heated pads which, like the screen, can be moved about as desired.
Handy Aids for the Homemaker (May, 1936)
I would love to see an infomercial for the 3-in-1 Iron/Stovetop/Curling Iron. What do you think it would be called?
Handy Aids for the Homemaker
A container now supplied with a moth-killing compound is fitted with a moving indicator to show how much of the chemical it contains at any time. When the supply runs low, it can be renewed easily
BAGS FOR VEGETABLES
For large heads of cabbage or lettuce, which cannot be put in the average refrigerator receptacle, rubber-fabric bags are now available. They close snugly with snap fasteners
There’s No Place Like Home (Mar, 1946)
I particularly like this article because when I was growing up my family owned a grocery store and later a restaurant on the corner of Bedford street, just a few doors down from the narrow house featured on the second page. I remember being totally credulous when my dad explained that the family living there were really skinny so the narrow confines didn’t bother them at all.
There’s No Place Like Home
WITH some real ingenuity and a carpenter father, Thelma Burnette, of Santa Monica, Calif., licked the housing problemâ€”and made money on it to boot. She bought an obsolete double-decker bus for $50. Her father, Carl M. Burnette, took the body off the chassis and set it on a concrete foundation, tore off the hood and one side, built a bedroom, dressing room, and bath adjoining the open side, and put a fireplace and chimney where the hood had been.
Then the energetic Miss Burnette sold the leather-upholstered lower-deck seats and the wooden ones from the upper deck a few at a time. She got back more than her $50.
New Appliances for the Home (Feb, 1936)
How much do you want to bet that the secret ingredient in the fireproof mattress is asbestos?
New Appliances for the Home
SHAVING STAND. Mounted on a heavy base, this metal stand holds everything needed in shaving. A built-in light below the mirror receives power througn an extension cord running from the base. There is a brush holder with cup, and a tray for razor and soap. The height is adjustable
An exact “jiggerful” of liquor is drawn from a bottle when the rubber bulb on this new highball-mixing aid is pressed as illustrated above
MIRACLES IN SPRAY CANS (Feb, 1957)
Those mashed potatoes look pretty good, but I’m waiting for the creamed spinach in a spray can. Yum!
MIRACLES IN SPRAY CANS
Your favorite food may soon be available in push-button containers with the exciting new Polysol packing process.
By Robert G. Beason
A MADISON AVENUE advertising executive, discussing a sales campaign with a new client, shoved his chair back and said, “Charley, if you can put a push button on it you’ll make a fortune. Nobody can resist a push button.”
The ad man knew whereof he spoke. One of his other clients was a manufacturer of women’s hair lacquer. It was a good product but sales were poor â€”until he started packaging the lacquer in an aerosol container, a pressurized can with a push button on top. In three years’ time, sales of the lacquer increased 25-fold!