Egg-Master (May, 1956)
It’s hard to remember what life was like back in those dark days before the coming of the Egg-Master. The idea that people had to whisk an egg using a fork… simply barbaric.
Anyone for homogenized eggs? This nifty gadget will do the job.
M. DEANE HARPER of Dunbar, West Va., has dreamed up a neat little gadget for homemakers. It’s the Egg-Master, a device which permits an egg to be beaten within its shell, eliminating the necessity of breaking the egg into a bowl and beating it with a beater. It’s fine for making omelets, mixing drinks and a host of other kitchen tasks. A machine shop instructor, Harper began his Egg-Master as a hobby and turned it into a profitable sideline.
New Devices for Home Makers (May, 1929)
I don’t think there is anything particularly novel about that can opener. I do really like the clothes dryer though, because it’s so unimaginative. Rather than look for a new way to solve the problem of drying clothes, they just electrified the old method. It’s like developing an internal combustion engine and using the sound to scare your horses into running faster. (Couldn’t get my self to make an electric buggy-whip comparison).
New Devices for Home Makers
Within a handsome table that stands unobtrusively against the wall is concealed a comfortable bed—the latest in space-saving furniture. If an unexpected guest arrives it is opened in a jiffy.
This novel can opener with curved blade walks around” a can’s edge of its own accord, it is said, when the handle is gently rocked back and forth. A hook on the utensil serves as a bottle opener.
Light Fixture and Vent Fan in One (Jul, 1931)
Wouldn’t this just spread the hot air from the light bulb around the room? It doesn’t seem like a particularly good way of cooling. Ceiling fans are similar, but they have a much wider fan blade and actually don’t draw from the middle.
Light Fixture and Vent Fan in One
A NEW low priced combination fan and lighting fixture for ceiling mounting, known as “Koolite,” which serves both to light and provide proper ventilation for a room, has recently been placed on the market by manufacturers. Designed for easy installation in homes and offices, the “Koolite” is compact, efficient and ruggedly built.
The semi-direct lighting of the device meets all modern requirements, and its ventilating arrangement provides for thorough, constant circulation of air in rooms of more than average size. The design diffuses the air over a large area after it leaves the blades of the fan.
THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE: “Proudest profession of them all” (Nov, 1954)
Brought to you by Romney for America.*
* Of course poor stay at home moms are lazy freeloaders who have no pride.
THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE: “Proudest profession of them all”
Here’s how Jeanne Ludlow, Philadelphia mother of four, answers “marriage experts” who give advice on how to escape the “dull” duties of a housewife
BY MICHAEL DRURY
Professional bemoaners not only lambaste the American housewife, they also explain sympathetically how she deteriorated into being part drudge, part soap-opera addict—and why, when she goes to a party, she’s likely to drink too much. The housewife has been told she has been grievously wronged by civilization’s social pattern—her budding premarriage talents crushed by child care and domestic routine.
NEW in SCIENCE (May, 1950)
Yes, nothing says “SCIENCE” like shortening half the bristles on a broom.
NEW in SCIENCE
Brushoff? Never, says the Los Angeles Brush Manufacturing Corporation when it comes to ideas for new brushes. They claim no idea is too wacky to put into practice and the zany pictures on this page prove it. At upper left is a shoe brush for lazy (but neat) men.