Handy Aids for Homemakers (Feb, 1933)

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Handy Aids for Homemakers

INVISIBLE GAS HEATER
Looking like the heat register of a hot air furnace, the gas heater shown at left and above, is suspended in a metal box beneath the floor. The burner, radiator, and air ducts are in this box and only the grating, through which the heat escapes into the room, is seen

CUTTER OPENS PAPER CARTONS
Discarded razor blades, set in an oak handle, which is provided with a guiding flange for cutting along the top of a carton, make a knife with which paper containers are readily opened

PERFUME FOR DRESSER DRAWERS
Made flat like a compact, the new type sachet shown above, will hold a whole bottle of perfume and permit it to escape into a drawerful of linen so slowly one filling will last months

TAKE ALONG YOUR OWN BRIDGE TABLE
A collapsible metal bridge table has been designed. It is a regulation sized table as shown above, but is portable as seen at the left

AUTOMATIC DEFROSTER
The defroster, below, designed for use with electric refrigerators, plugs into any floor socket and connects with your refrigerator. When the dial is set, the defroster automatically controls the temperature so no ice collects on the coils

TIME FOR THE MEDICINE
In the handle of this spoon is a clock face so it is easy for the patient or nurse to see when it is time for the next dose which can be administered out of the spoon

ELECTRIC WAX CANDLES
Real wax candles are now provided with an electric wiring so they can be lighted with a low power bulb. An attachment comes with each which reduces the voltage to level suited to the bulb

STUDIO DIVAN AND TWO BEDS BUILT IN ONE
The studio divan, shown above, opens to form the twin beds, upper right, or it will open to form one full sized bed if desired. Pressing the lever, right, with tip of toe releases the mechanism that makes divan a bed

COLANDER PART OF STEW POT
Around the top of the pot shown at right is a series of holes which permits the liquid to be poured off without removing the contents. Two pins hold the lid firmly so it can’t fall off

TOOTH PASTE TUBE HOLDER
Into the base, seen above, a tube of tooth paste is set. The contents can be squeezed out with no waste

ASH TRAY AND TOBACCO HOLDER
The smoker’s stand, left, has a top that swings out of the way exposing a drawer to hold tobacco, pipe, and cigarettes. The ash receiver runs the full length of the stand and may be easily lifted out

PROTECTS BRIDGE TABLE
This fixture snaps onto the leg of a bridge table and provides a holder for glasses so they cannot be tipped over. It also is a convenient and practical ash tray

CLOCK WITHOUT HANDS
Neither hands nor face are needed on this new style of clock. Electrically operated, the time in hours and minutes appears always in the window

A BLANKET OF SOAPSUDS
This portable electric pump forces air into the water in the bathtub giving the bather the suggestion of a rocking surf. When soap is added to the water a blanket of soapsuds, as shown, is formed by the pump

4 comments
  1. Julie says: October 1, 200710:14 am

    I hope that woman wakes up when the bubbles actually lift her up and float her down the hall

  2. Blurgle says: October 1, 20073:03 pm

    I keep wondering why someone would put what appears to be an unshielded, uncovered electrical motor right beside a BATHTUB.

  3. Stannous says: October 2, 20079:32 pm

    I wanna oak box cutter!!

  4. Village Idiot says: October 4, 20078:31 am

    The first Jacuzzi!

    Sure, it wasn’t perfect and a few folks likely got zapped, but their valiant sacrifice will be remembered and appreciated every time I get in a hot tub. I am a little concerned for the woman in the picture as the suds are beginning to work their way to the pump, but she’s probably dead now either way.

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