Novel Appliances for the Household (Nov, 1934)

I love the doohickey that uses hot water to cut cubes out of a solid block of ice. Of course they are only loose on 5 sides, you’d still need to chisel them off on the bottom.

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Novel Appliances for the Household

WATERPROOF WINDOW SHADE
Made of pleated fabric that is waterproof, a new type of window shade can be lowered, or folded accordion fashion, to cover any desired portion of the window. The blind is raised in the ordinary way but is folded by use of a cord

NO TIME LAG IN NEW THERMOSTAT
Operating on a new principle, this thermostat actually anticipates temperature changes, according to the manufacturer, and so governs the heating plant without a time lag. Placed near the baseboard, as above, it governs the temperature in the lower portion of the room. View at upper right shows thermostat open revealing electric element that works the controls in response to difference in temperature between it and the room, thus bringing quick action

ROBOT KEEPS BLADES SHARP
This is the outfit shown in use in the photo in circle. It is plugged into any convenient socket and is ready for use

PERCOLATOR RINGS BELL
When coffee is properly prepared, the electric percolator, shown in these two views, rings a bell. By moving a lever, it can be set to deliver from two to eight cups. The inside of the percolator is graduated as a guide in filling it. The interior parts of the pot are shown in photo below

SMALL STEAM TABLE FOR THE HOME
Food is kept at any desired temperature in this tiny steam table. Its three containers of heat-resistant glass are kept warm with electrically heated water. The heating element is in the base

RAZOR SHARPENER
Electrically powered, this razor sharpener automatically hones and strops razor blades. The power is turned off when blade is sharp

ELECTRIC MIXER
Fruits and vegetables to be used in jellies or soups are dropped into the hopper of this colander and a switch turned. House current operates the mixer

FOLDING TRAY
Ample room for a spread is provided by this tray when open as shown above. When closed, as at the right, it is conveniently put away in any small restricted space

METAL TRIM
An attractive finish can be given baseboards and wall panels with a new metal trim that snaps into place and is held by a copper spring-clip base. This base is easily tacked into place

FRESH COFFEE
You can have fresh – ground coffee for use in your home if you install this electric grinder. Powered by electric current, the amount of coffee needed for each meal is supplied by turning control ring

AIR PURIFIER
This air circulator is installed in the attic of a house and electrically operated. It has a three-blade fan that causes a steady circulation of air so odors and smoke are drawn from the lower rooms

MAKING ICE CUBES
Housewives who do not have automatic refrigerators can still have ice cubes with the aid of the device shown above. Filled with hot water and set on top of a block of ice, its cutting edges quickly sink into the ice. Then when it is lifted off, the cubes thus formed can be easily removed

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: May 18, 20072:21 am

    Yeah, that ice cube thingy is SO much easier than say just chipping off a piece of ice.

  2. Blurgle says: May 18, 20074:30 pm

    All you’d have to do is put a rim around that ice-cube thing and you’d have a proper ice-cube tray. I’m guessing somebody figured it out soon after that, since I have an ice cube tray dated 1938.

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