MAKING HOME TASKS a Pleasure (Jun, 1934)
It’s a scale with legs, weighing itself. How very meta.
MAKING HOME TASKS a Pleasure
Below and Right, a Dust-Proof Ash Receiver for Furnaces and Home Heating Plants; This Metal Container Prevents Dust and Dirt from Escaping and Settling over the Basement; Note How the Door Is Opened by a Foot Pedal, Thus Leaving Both Hands Free to Wield the Shovel.
Combination Cupboard and Dining-Room Table Which Can Be Converted from One to the Other without Moving the Dishes; Simple Locking Devices Hold It Rigid in Either Position.
Above, Jar and Bottle-Top Opener Attached to Underside of Shelf; Top Is Wedged between Knurled Stud and Side of Groove.
Coil Cord for the Electric Iron Which Stretches to Nine Feet; It Can also Be Used to Advantage on the Electric Toaster, Percolator or Room Heater; the Cord Is Always Out of the Way.
Above, Compact Bathroom Scale No Larger Than a Book and Weighing only Five Pounds; Right, Mixing Fork with Prongs Like Knife Blades for Chopping Fruits and Vegetables, Cutting Noodles and General Kitchen Use; Cutting Edges Are Along the Bottoms of the Prongs.
Left, Steel Combs Clean the Bristles of This Carpet Sweeper and the Brush Cleans the Combs When Direction Is Reversed; Right, Ice Box with Hopper-Type Ice Chamber and an Air-Circulation System Which Allows User to Control Temperature by Varying Quantity of Air Flowing around a Fixed Area of Exposed Ice.
Above, Electrical Appliance Cord on an Automatic Reel; When Not in Use, It Is Disconnected, Given a Gentle Pull and Rolls Up and Disappears in the Wall.