Egg-Master (May, 1956)
It’s hard to remember what life was like back in those dark days before the coming of the Egg-Master. The idea that people had to whisk an egg using a fork… simply barbaric.
Anyone for homogenized eggs? This nifty gadget will do the job.
M. DEANE HARPER of Dunbar, West Va., has dreamed up a neat little gadget for homemakers. It’s the Egg-Master, a device which permits an egg to be beaten within its shell, eliminating the necessity of breaking the egg into a bowl and beating it with a beater. It’s fine for making omelets, mixing drinks and a host of other kitchen tasks. A machine shop instructor, Harper began his Egg-Master as a hobby and turned it into a profitable sideline.
New Devices for Home Makers (May, 1929)
I don’t think there is anything particularly novel about that can opener. I do really like the clothes dryer though, because it’s so unimaginative. Rather than look for a new way to solve the problem of drying clothes, they just electrified the old method. It’s like developing an internal combustion engine and using the sound to scare your horses into running faster. (Couldn’t get my self to make an electric buggy-whip comparison).
New Devices for Home Makers
Within a handsome table that stands unobtrusively against the wall is concealed a comfortable bed—the latest in space-saving furniture. If an unexpected guest arrives it is opened in a jiffy.
This novel can opener with curved blade walks around” a can’s edge of its own accord, it is said, when the handle is gently rocked back and forth. A hook on the utensil serves as a bottle opener.
WWI German Prisoner’s Ovo-Art (Apr, 1917)
Undoubtedly in WW III the robot drone prisoners will take up this very same hobby.
PASSING THE IDLE HOURS German captives in France, in order to puncture the deadly monotony, spend their time making toys out of egg shells, paper, and bread crusts, for the peasant children.
THREE EXAMPLES OF OVO-ART On the left we have a Russian soldier ogling a bottle of vodka—the label on this bottle had to be translated twice in order to appear in English. On the right is the brother-in-law of Lewis Carroll’s March Hare.