WHAT’S NEW FOR Your Home (Jul, 1961)
WHAT’S NEW FOR Your Home
TRANSPARENT FIREPLACE is a freestanding unit with quarter-inch heat-resistant glass on three sides. The raised hearth is made of ceramic-coated steel. A star-shaped sloping hood covers the firebox area and rises to join a 10-inch flue housing. Venting attachments and extensions are available to accommodate most room heights. The fireplace, which can be painted to match room, is made by Majestic Co., Huntington, Ind.
ELECTRIC COFFEE MILL has 16 settings that enable it to grind beans extra fine for vacuum pot up to very coarse for open-pot coffee maker. It holds 1-1/4 pounds of whole beans. Hobart Manufacturing Co., Troy, Ohio, makes it.
SHOES ARE PROTECTED and out of the way on a shoe valet. It consists of two panels with spring-tensioned grips that grasp shoes firmly by the heels. A product of Glido Mfg. Co., Gardena, Calif., the wall-mounted valet sells for $4.95.
RUN WATER through the cylinder filled with resin compound, and the result is deionized water for cooking, steam appliances, batteries, etc. Deionizer is made by Illinois Water Treatment Co., Rockford, III. It sells for 98 cents.
SAFE EXERCISING and easy feeding are features of a folding, adjustable table for babies. A strap keeps the baby safe while he jumps or (with the foot rest folded) learns to walk. Made by Master Juvenile Products, Walker Valley, N. Y., the versatile Baby Den sells for $29.98.
KITCHEN CORNER SINK is made of stainless steel. Double-bowl unit saves counter space, allows unique kitchen layouts. Measuring 43-1/4 inches corner to corner and 22 inches front to back, compact design lends itself to use in small apartments, trailers, boats, etc. Manufacturer is Jensen-Thorsen Corp., 239 Interstate Road, Addison, Ill.
HIGH-LOW SWITCH that turns room lights bright or dim is intended for nurseries, bedrooms, etc. Single-pole, three-position switch allows dimming to 30 percent of full brightness. Made by General Electric, it sells for $4.98.
HIDDEN TRASH DISPOSER needs only touch of the toe to open aluminum lid; refuse goes down six-foot chute into suspended metal casing. Eliminates endless trips to basement or trash can. It’s made by Ketch-All Mfrs. of Akron, Ohio.
COMBINATION flour container and sifter eliminates the need to store two separate items. To use, housewife just unsnaps cover, turns the small crank—and finely fluffed flour issues forth. Made by Bliss of Hollywood, Los Angeles.