New Conveniences for the Household (Sep, 1940)

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New Conveniences for the Household

VEGETABLE CUTTER
Potatoes and other vegetables are cut to various sizes and shapes by this accessory, as a lever forces them against interchangeable cutting blades set in either end

VACUUM JUG HAS FAUCET
Air pressure created by squeezing a rubber bulb on the vacuum jug below forces liquid from a spout

WEATHER FORECASTER
Changes in the weather are foretold by the ornamental barometer at the right. It consists of a pear-shaped glass globe with a graduated inner tube. The water level in the tube reflects changes in the atmospheric pressure

METAL CLOTHESLINE
Two twisted metal wires replace cord in the clothesline below. No clothespins are used, as garments are gripped between the wires, which are separated for the purpose by sliding a pulley along the line. Rustproof, the wires will not stretch

PICTURE-FRAME VASE
“Pictures” of fresh flowers are made with the novel vases shown, mounted in elliptical frames. One kind hangs on the wall, and the other can be set on a table

WALL CLOTHES TREE
Fastened to a closet wall or door, this handy rack has all the advantages of a standing clothes tree. Its top rotates for more convenience

FOUR-IN-ONE AID
A work chair, ironing board, bedside table, and stepladder are included in a versatile new combination unit. When it is used as a chair, as seen above, the ironing board becomes the back rest

TWO-WAY SHAKER
Divided into two sections, a new table accessory dispenses either salt or pepper. Pressing a lever, as shown below, shuts off the salt and releases pepper

TRANSPARENT CAP
Made from a transparent rubber product, a novel cap protects the hair-do from water in the shower. It can also be used as a dust cap and for outdoor sports

BRIDGE-TABLE SLING
The problem of storing the bridge table between parties is solved by the sling shown below. Made out of heavy denim, it has pockets in which corners of the table fit for hanging up in a closet

2 comments
  1. Blurgle says: May 11, 200712:58 am

    I’d pay money for that four-in-one aid. What a handy thing in a small apartment!

  2. Stannous says: May 11, 200712:53 pm

    The invention of the plastic shower cap! (which I always carry on my bike in winter to slip over the seat if I have to leave it out in the rain while shopping, etc.)

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