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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.

Laundry Service for Dolls (Jul, 1939)

Laundry Service for Dolls
Little girls in New York City who are too busy raising a family of dolls to think of washing all their dolls’ clothes can now send them out. A commercial laundry furnishes a tiny laundry bag and a special doll laundry slip for the child to list doll clothes sent out and check them when they are returned along with the family wash.

New Devices FOR THE BUSY HOMEMAKER (Jul, 1933)


NEW COCONUT SHREDDER. This new fruit juicer, which has a detachable reamer, can be quickly changed into a coconut shredder. It is easily demounted for cleaning

INDIVIDUAL ASHTRAY. The tray, above, is of asbestos and is designed for individual use. When soiled it is thrown away. It can also be used as a coaster for glasses

REST FOR FLATIRON Illustrated in circle is a new flatiron rest that is attached to ironing board so iron slides onto it without the necessity for lifting it. One advantage claimed is that it leaves the board clear for work

Worlds First Washeteria Opened (Jan, 1936)

A new idea promptly put to work has resulted in a fast growing business for Mr. C. A. Tannahill of Fort Worth, Texas. He decided women who did not have room for a modern laundry in their home would be glad to pay to do their own washing in a place that did. He established the worlds first washeteria, and found he was right.