Onion Slicer Spares Housewife’s Tears (Sep, 1938)
This is one of the gadgets that has allowed generations of infomercial hucksters to proclaim “It’s Just That Easy!”. I’m guessing they don’t tell the
marks er, audience, that it first came out 70 years ago.
Onion Slicer Spares Housewife’s Tears
EQUIPPED with an airtight cover and a close-fitting plunger, the kitchen device shown at left enables a housewife to chop or slice onions without bringing the usual tears to her eyes. The plunger has four sharp cutting blades and can be used as vigorously as necessary, a wooden disc in the bottom serving as a chopping block.
Digits Make It Big in Clocks (Jul, 1973)
Wow, $109 dollars in 1973 for a crappy digital clock radio.
Digits Make It Big in Clocks
By Len Buckwalter
ONCE it was the hula-hoop. Then home calculators. Now it’s digital clocks that we’re flipping over. More than half of all clocks sold in this country nowadays come without round face and hands. Instead, a window displays time in changing numbers that resemble those seen on computers.
Tortillas Meet The Machine Age (Nov, 1950)
“After being cut, the dough is carried on a canvas belt to the asbestos conveyor of the first oven.”
I wonder how many other food products used to be cooked on asbestos conveyor belts.
Tortillas Meet The Machine Age
By Jack B. Kemmerer
THE INDIANS of Mexico first made tortillas between 2000 and 1000 B.C., when most historians agree that corn originated in Guatemala and southern Mexico.
The ancient method of making tortillas by hand had never changed until recently. Now, the tortilla has met the machine age.
British House of the Future (Sep, 1956)
In the future men will apparently dress like Smurfs.
This is a House?
British architects have designed this Home Of The Future to prove that living will be much easier in the brave new world of tomorrow.