A third look at our 1962 Princeton, New Jersey kitchen. This time, instead of bathing my brother, my mother is baking a cake, and in family tradition, my brother gets to lick the beaters. But he seems to have gotten more cake dough on his face than in his mouth, which is probably why my mother went and got the camera. In the foreground is the Caloric gas range and a Sunbeam Mixmaster electric mixer. Every mid-century house had one of those. You can see the knotty pine finish of the cabinets behind my brother. And in the background is the space-age Caloric oven. What I liked best about the oven was that it was exactly the same model as in the Petrie kitchen on the Dick Van Dyke show set, (which was built in 1961). | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos