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Pickles Put in Packages of Transparent Rubber (Jul, 1940)

Pickles Put in Packages of Transparent Rubber
Pickles, packaged in envelopes of a transparent rubber product, have been introduced by a leading American food packer. The water-tight container, which is protected by a cardboard box, holds neatly arranged sweet pickles which are packed in fluid just as when they are sold in glass bottles. Besides increasing the attractiveness of the commodity, the new method of packing is reported to eliminate bottle breakage and to reduce the weight of the containers.

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


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.

Cereal Package Has Five Kinds (Mar, 1940)

Cereal Package Has Five Kinds

TO INSURE freshness and provide variety in breakfast-cereals, one food corporation is now packing five different kinds of dry cereal in one carton. Inclosed within a transparent, moistureproof wrapper, the carton contains ten small-size packages of cereal, each holding one individual serving. Two small packages of each kind of cereal are included. Thus, a fresh package is opened whenever cereal is desired.

Strictly From Hunger (Sep, 1951)

Strictly From Hunger

Bolts and bed springs may not be on your menu but some people swallow them and manage to stay alive.

By West F. Peterson

“DOC, I’ve got an awful stomach-ache.” a steelworker of Gary, Ind., complained recently to his physician. “It’s been bothering me ever since I was in jail on a trumped-up assault and battery charge. What do you think is wrong with me?”

“Hmmm,” said the medico, “might be appendicitis.” He prodded the patient’s abdomen, asked a series of questions and decided his snap diagnosis was correct.

But in the hospital the next morning, the doctor had barely started to operate when his scalpel clinked against some metallic objects lodged inside the husky laborer. Hastily he sewed up the incision and ordered the patient’s removal to the X-ray room.

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.

Nonskid roll grips wandering weenie (Mar, 1939)

“AT LAST America has it – the nonskid roll for hot dogs! A clever inventor has devised the metal mold shown at left to turn out rolls imprinted with a series of ridges. They take a masterful grip upon the delectable but elusive weenie and prevent it from slipping from it’s rightful place to fall to the floor or one’s lap.”