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Now We're Cooking With Gas!

Now We're Cooking With Gas!

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Kitchen display -- Tappan stove." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.


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Betty Brown

Was Betty Brown the name of the store or the new owner? I wonder what happened to the middle finger of the man in the back!

[She seems to have been the Betty Crocker of Tappan. -tterrace]

Know Them Well

Tappan stoves were made in my hometown of Mansfield, Ohio. Stovemaking started there in the 1800's. My great-grandfather was a patternmaker for one of the local stove companies in the late 1800's.

Warmed-Over Memories

I grew up with that same Tappan stove. Was happy to find that name on the cooktop and double ovens here when I moved in.

Easy Whirldry

A small portable washing machine.

[The Stove People don't know what they're missing. - Dave]

Google even harder

I scrolled through the OCR text of the Roseburg, Oregon newspaper article (the second link from Dave's search), and read that it's an Easy Whirldry Washer:

Plenty of hits on that; even a recently uploaded (2011) YouTube video of one in operation - in color!

What's in the Box?

Can anyone make out the label on the box to the left? It looks like it says "New! All Purpose Whirlday Washer" - it's that word Whirlday - a google search comes up empty - that's what it looks like but that doesn't sound right. Its certainly Whi something something day though.

[Maybe you're not Googling hard enough. -Dave]

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