Category: kitchen

Armstrong Cork Co, 1956

Armstrong Cork Co, 1956

General Electric Co, 1928

General Electric Co, 1928

Street kitchens were a necessity after the earthquake, San…

Street kitchens were a necessity after the earthquake, San Francisco, 1906

There was a kitchen revolution in the 1970s: Dazey’s…

There was a kitchen revolution in the 1970s: Dazey’s “Seal-A-Meal”. With this bag sealer you could store away leftovers or make separate portions of what you had prepared, then pile them up in the fridge or freezer. Everyone and their brother had one; several other companies copied the product.

That lady’s hair, wow.
(The above model from a church rummage sale is a better deal at $3.)

Seal-a-Meal still exists as a brand from Sunbeam, but instead of just heat-sealing a bag they now vacuum pack before sealing for extra freshness.

FORMICA!BEWARE OF IMITATIONSThere is only one genuine Beauty…

FORMICA!

BEWARE OF IMITATIONS

There
is only one genuine Beauty Bonded Formica. To protect you, a wash-off
certification mark is printed on the colorful top surface of every sheet
of Formica as it leaves the factory.

Monarch kitchen stove, year uncertain but the company was…

Monarch kitchen stove, year uncertain but the company was founded in 1896.

Vintage potato masher at a church rummage sale. According to…

Vintage potato masher at a church rummage sale. According to people who mash potatoes themselves rather than reconstituting powder, there is no better tool for the job than an old masher – new ones that are supposed to be copies of this (usually made of plastic) simply don’t work as long or as well.

Sears-Roebuck ‘Hostess Center’ ice crusher, though I’m sure it…

Sears-Roebuck ‘Hostess Center’ ice crusher, though I’m sure it could be used to make stuffed meat products (and you could host a sausage party!).

Today’s waffle iron.

Today’s waffle iron.

Kitchen and Breakfast Nook, 1967 Illustration

Kitchen and Breakfast Nook, 1967 Illustration