~ Modern Telephone Service for the Home, 1920
~ DeSolla & Company, Asbestos Goods of All Kinds, 1901 via University of Washington University Library

~ DeSolla & Company, Asbestos Goods of All Kinds, 1901 
via University of Washington University Library

~ Westinghouse Leisure Line of Electric Home Appliances, 1941via Flickr"There’s no better way to keep young than to live electrically - the Westinghouse way.”

~ Westinghouse Leisure Line of Electric Home Appliances, 1941
via Flickr

"There’s no better way to keep young than to live electrically - the Westinghouse way.”

~ From Kitchen to Garret, by Virginia Terhune Van de Water, 1912

~ From Kitchen to Garret, by Virginia Terhune Van de Water, 1912

~ Maytag Multi-Motor Washer with Swinging Reversible Wringer, 1916via Flickr"Can Churn While You Wash…. It has a belt wheel that enables it to run the churn - ice cream freezer - food chopper - bone grinder - any small machine - while washing and wringing, if desired."

~ Maytag Multi-Motor Washer with Swinging Reversible Wringer, 1916
via Flickr

"Can Churn While You Wash…. It has a belt wheel that enables it to run the churn - ice cream freezer - food chopper - bone grinder - any small machine - while washing and wringing, if desired."

~ America’s Independent Electric Light and Power Companies, March 1956via Flickr

~ America’s Independent Electric Light and Power Companies, March 1956
via Flickr

~ Eveready Flashlights & Batteries, 1927via Flickr"There’s Mother. She’ll use it to find things in dark closets and hunt for jam in the cellar, and for protection when she steps out in the dark of night."

~ Eveready Flashlights & Batteries, 1927
via Flickr

"There’s Mother. She’ll use it to find things in dark closets and hunt for jam in the cellar, and for protection when she steps out in the dark of night."

~ Miss Leslie’s Lady’s New Receipt-Book; A Useful Guide for Large or Small Families, Eliza Leslie, 1850
~ General Electric Co., Edison Decorative and Miniature Lamp Department, 1901via Vintage Ads LiveJournal"Lamps can be either bought or rented at a low cost."

~ General Electric Co., Edison Decorative and Miniature Lamp Department, 1901
via Vintage Ads LiveJournal

"Lamps can be either bought or rented at a low cost."

~ Florence Stove Company, 1929"Whether or not you approve of this age of speed, you would like to cut down your time spent in the kitchen."

~ Florence Stove Company, 1929

"Whether or not you approve of this age of speed, you would like to cut down your time spent in the kitchen."

~ Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries, c. 1922Note: Reading this makes me want to go and hug my clothes dryer

~ Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus, Recipes, and Household Discoveries, c. 1922

Note: Reading this makes me want to go and hug my clothes dryer

~ The American Pictorial Home Book, or Housekeeper’s Encyclopedia, by Mrs. Harriet Almaria Baker Suddoth, 1883via Internet ArchiveNote: Questionable Advice is not responsible for injuries resulting from attempting to rub a live rat with fat.

~ The American Pictorial Home Book, or Housekeeper’s Encyclopedia, by Mrs. Harriet Almaria Baker Suddoth, 1883
via Internet Archive

Note: Questionable Advice is not responsible for injuries resulting from attempting to rub a live rat with fat.

~ Mansfield Advertiser, November 7, 1928via State Library of Pennsylvania

~ Mansfield Advertiser, November 7, 1928
via State Library of Pennsylvania

~ The San Francisco Call, February 12, 1911Note: per a National Academy of Engineering site, oven thermostats weren’t developed until 1915. Huh. I can’t even imagine trying to cook without one.

~ The San Francisco Call, February 12, 1911

Note: per a National Academy of Engineering site, oven thermostats weren’t developed until 1915. Huh. I can’t even imagine trying to cook without one.

~ General Electric ad, National Geographic Magazine, March 1939via Flickr"Even as late as 1900, only one American home in every seven had a bathtub; one in 13 had a telephone; one home in 30 had electric lights. There were only 8000 automobiles. Manufactured products were scarce and expensive."

~ General Electric ad, National Geographic Magazine, March 1939
via Flickr

"Even as late as 1900, only one American home in every seven had a bathtub; one in 13 had a telephone; one home in 30 had electric lights. There were only 8000 automobiles. Manufactured products were scarce and expensive."