~ K & A Mop Bucket, 1954 via Flickr"Add years to Mother’s life - give her the WORLD’S BEST mop bucket"

~ K & A Mop Bucket, 1954 
via Flickr

"Add years to Mother’s life - give her the WORLD’S BEST mop bucket"

~ Evening Bulletin, December 10, 1910via Library of Congress"A fine Christmas Gift and one that will prove highly acceptable in any household that uses electric light."

~ Evening Bulletin, December 10, 1910
via Library of Congress

"A fine Christmas Gift and one that will prove highly acceptable in any household that uses electric light."

~ The Handbook of the Man of Fashion, by the author of “Etiquette for Gentlemen”, 1847

~ The Handbook of the Man of Fashion, by the author of “Etiquette for Gentlemen”, 1847

~ Fortune Magazine, December 1930via Flickr(click to enlarge)"What a glorious gift for a woman to receive. What an ideal gift for you to give as an expression of true regard!”This Xmas post is dedicated to the spirit of Mrs. Gover, who cooked for her family back in the 1890’s and wouldn’t have seen anything ridiculous about the idea of greeting the gift of a GE Refrigerator with “unspeakable joy”.

~ Fortune Magazine, December 1930
via Flickr
(click to enlarge)

"What a glorious gift for a woman to receive. What an ideal gift for you to give as an expression of true regard!”

This Xmas post is dedicated to the spirit of Mrs. Gover, who cooked for her family back in the 1890’s and wouldn’t have seen anything ridiculous about the idea of greeting the gift of a GE Refrigerator with “unspeakable joy”.

~ Ladies’ Home Journal, December 1903via Harvard University Library(click to enlarge)" ‘Stevens' means Safety, Accuracy and Reliability to the highest degree attainable, and makes Men out of Boys”Let’s all hope that Santa isn’t prone to fits of roadrage…

~ Ladies’ Home Journal, December 1903
via Harvard University Library
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" ‘Stevens' means Safety, Accuracy and Reliability to the highest degree attainable, and makes Men out of Boys”

Let’s all hope that Santa isn’t prone to fits of roadrage…

~ The American Eagle Christmas Gifts, November 1918 (American Hardware Stores, Inc.)via Harvard University Libraries(click to enlarge)"Where there’s Electricity these appliances are of intrinsic usefulness"

~ The American Eagle Christmas Gifts, November 1918 (American Hardware Stores, Inc.)
via Harvard University Libraries
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"Where there’s Electricity these appliances are of intrinsic usefulness"