Hottest Thing in Industry (Jan, 1947)
There is a lot to love in this article: the giant Radarange microwave oven that is “smaller than a refrigerator” to the Speedy Weeny hot dog vending machine. I think my favorite however is the caption for the Speedy Weeny where they refer to a hot dog as a “fido”. It’s has a level of indirection worthy of Cockney Slang.
Hottest Thing in Industry
BY LESTER DAVID
STOCKY John Bulkeley showed the world what a P-T boat could do to a jap warship and the United States Navy was sold solid on the little torpedo sling-shots.
Messages clattered from the Pacific to the Pentagon in those early days of the war with Japan: “Give us P-T boats,” the Admirals cried.
War production chiefs swung into action. Orders, triple-stamped with the highest priorities, whirled through the topmost echelons and shot out to the shipyards. Builders rolled up their sleeves and went to work. The Navy waited impatiently.
Time passed, the Japs swallowed up, island after island in their seemingly inexorable sweep and again the admirals flashed Washington:
Harness to Hold Roasting Fowl (Sep, 1950)
For some reason this makes me feel dirty…
Harness to Hold Roasting Fowl
Fastened around a chicken or turkey by means of hooks that latch into rings, this roasting accessory holds the wings and legs close to the bodv of the fowl and allows the bird to be turned readily as it is cooked. The holder is made up of flexible sheet-aluminum links joined by rings.
Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs (Nov, 1931)
I really wish they had a picture of the girls greasing the pan wearing bacon ice skates.
Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs
DID you ever hear of an omelet frying record? Well, such a record was established for all time recently at Chehalis, Washington, where a Gargantuan omelet, composed of 7,200 eggs, was fried in an eight-foot pan weighing nearly half a ton.
A record for novelty in greasing was also established when two young ladies used the pan as a skating rink, the skates being slabs of bacon tied to their feet. Stirring the omelet required use of a huge paddle larger than a rowboat oar as shown in the photo above. One Swede remarked that the whole thing was a big yolk.