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Ostrich Feather Fan

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Just in time for summer!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 19, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Chindogu, Appliances, 1930's

Femineered!

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Now this is how you encourage young girls to study engineering: by showing them refrigerators! I think it's time we brought back this neologism. "The Army Corps of Femineers!" Can you imagine the uniforms? Who wouldn't want to belong?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 04, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, 1950's, Women

Typing to Music



Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 03, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Appliances, 1930's

Pop Art Fridges

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Come to think of it, why can't you buy fridges nowadays with decorated fronts?

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 14, 2015 | Comments (18)
Category: Art, Appliances, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #223

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Those crossbars replicate the excruciating pain of the infamous parental sofabed from Seinfeld.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 09, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Appliances, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #221

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Family lives in eerie black hole environment, stores floating possessions at many levels but without formal order.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 15, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Family, 1950's

Goodbye to Garbage



The ominous opening music implies a problem at least equivalent to a serial killer loose in the neighborhood. But it's only some spilled coffee grounds.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 05, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus, Appliances, 1950's, 1960's

Forest Fire Lamp

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Favorite illumination of arsonists everywhere!

Original ad here. (Page 25.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 21, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Destruction, Appliances, 1940's

Happy Hotpoint



Even eventual superstars had to start somewhere.

At the age of 17, Mary Tyler Moore aspired to be a dancer. She started her career as "Happy Hotpoint", a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the 1950s series Ozzie and Harriet.[9] She appeared in 39 TV commercials in five days, ultimately earning about $6,000 from her first job.[10] Her time as "Happy Hotpoint" ended when it became difficult to conceal her pregnancy in the dancing elf costume.[9]
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 22, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Advertising, Appliances, 1950's, Dance

Young Man’s Fancy



Electricity: too cheap to meter!
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