Household Tasks Simplified With These New Inventions (May, 1932)
Wow, I thought the Butter Churn/Washing Machine was cool, but it’s got nothing on the washer/ironer/polisher/sharpener/dough kneader/cocktail shaker/fat jiggler/reducer on this page!
Household Tasks Simplified With These New Inventions
This machine, operated by electricity, will wash and iron clothes, wash, rinse and dry dishes, scour pots and pans, polish silverware and sharpen cutlery; in fact, perform a multitude of household tasks. In addition it kneads dough or shakes cocktails, and serves on occasion as an exerciser and reducer.
Electricity has now ousted the traditional candle from its rightful place on the birthday cake and put electric lights on the job. Base of this new lighting system, shown at right, has twelve sockets fitting on bottom of cake.
Suitable for removing anything from a bottle cap to a fruit jar lid, this contrivance makes use of a special steel cable which encircles the lid and which is drawn taut by an adjustable lever. Because the cable exerts even pressure all around, a positive grip is obtained without damaging the lid. Rear end of the handle is notched to form a bottle cap remover.
It is an easy matter to keep shoes of a pair together with twin shoe trees now on the market. Instead of being separated, the two spring steel trees are connected by a piece of metal firmly riveted in place. Shoes are thus held side by side.
Considerable less muscle power is required in shining your shoes with this vibrating polisher. You simply wind up the key, then press lightly on the push button and the brush works back and forth to put on a good gloss. One winding session will operate the mechanism for twelve or fifteen minutes. On the top is a dabbler for applying the polish.
This new comb cleaner consists of a series of parallel threads attached to end loops of rust-proof metal. In use, one loop is hooked over a nail or other support and the other is grasped in the hand, as illustrated. The comb is cleaned by combing the threads back and forth the length of the threads, as illustrated above.