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Modern Living: Part Five
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Post# 925039   3/5/2017 at 06:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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A recurring thread about all those wonderful advertisements of homes and products from a bygone era. Home design, landscaping, interior design, products such as flooring, furniture, kitchen cabinets, fixtures, cleaning/maintenance products, etc. Basically everything else that is not covered in the Vintage Appliance or Cruise-O-Matic series. 


If you wish to contribute, please be mindful that your post does not contain watermarks or names of other individuals or sites. I'll try to keep posts at 100 or so before I start a new part.




Modern Living: Part One



Modern Living: Part Two


Modern Living: Part Three


Modern Living: Part Four

Post# 925041 , Reply# 1   3/5/2017 at 06:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Schlage 1958

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Post# 925042 , Reply# 2   3/5/2017 at 06:48 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
U/R 1958

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Post# 925043 , Reply# 3   3/5/2017 at 06:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thermopane 1958

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Post# 925045 , Reply# 4   3/5/2017 at 07:01 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Cosco 1956

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Post# 925046 , Reply# 5   3/5/2017 at 07:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Virtue 1950

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Post# 925047 , Reply# 6   3/5/2017 at 07:13 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lustro-Ware 1951

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Post# 925048 , Reply# 7   3/5/2017 at 07:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Douglas 1951

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Post# 925049 , Reply# 8   3/5/2017 at 07:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Electric 1946

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Post# 925051 , Reply# 9   3/5/2017 at 07:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Capp-Homes Circa 1955

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Post# 925053 , Reply# 10   3/5/2017 at 07:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
American 1949

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Post# 925056 , Reply# 11   3/5/2017 at 07:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
St. Charles 1956

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Post# 925058 , Reply# 12   3/5/2017 at 08:07 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Two things:

1. U/R stands for Universal Rundle

2. My grandparents installed a genuine Thermopane picture window in their living room in 1956 when they built their house.  When the window needed to replaced  about 5 years ago the thermal seal was still intact.  No fogging between the panes of glass whatsoever.  The seals in most of the insulated glass made today last 10-15 years at the most.

Post# 925066 , Reply# 13   3/5/2017 at 09:11 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

ditto about Thermopane windows...had them in a big picture window in my house in Chicago and they were tight as could be when I left there.

Post# 925148 , Reply# 14   3/5/2017 at 15:45 by philcobendixduo (San Jose)        
U/R Toilets

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My 1967 tract home had Universal Rundle toilets. They had a very odd flush system in that a large plastic "unit" acted as flapper, refill tube and flush mechanism. When the flush handle was pushed down, the entire "flush unit" tilted to the left releasing water into the bowl. Then, it would fall back down as the fill water filled a chamber in the "flush unit" causing it to seal. Then, the fill water outlet was lined up with the refill tube to refill the bowl.
They used a LOT of water to flush and I replaced them in the 1980's with Kohler "Wellworth Lite" toilets.
I still have the original bathroom sinks but can see no name of the manufacturer on them anywhere.

Post# 925358 , Reply# 15   3/6/2017 at 19:28 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

If I remember right, Universal-Rundle was the manufacturer of plumbing fixtures for Sears for many years. I'm not sure if they also made them for Nationaline or not.

Seems like I remember reading that they were also the first company to make colored fixtures in the late 20's.

Post# 925562 , Reply# 16   3/7/2017 at 18:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Toledo 1956

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Post# 925564 , Reply# 17   3/7/2017 at 18:36 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Filon 1958

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Post# 925565 , Reply# 18   3/7/2017 at 18:37 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kwik 1959

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Post# 925566 , Reply# 19   3/7/2017 at 18:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Hermosa Tile 1956

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Post# 925568 , Reply# 20   3/7/2017 at 18:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
St. Charles 1959

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Post# 925610 , Reply# 21   3/7/2017 at 22:22 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That Purple

StCharles with Philco appliances is FANTASTIC!!! Beautiful!

Post# 925695 , Reply# 22   3/8/2017 at 14:20 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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I want that lavender kitchen!! Too bad appliances didn't come in that color!
Here's my favorite car!

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Post# 925722 , Reply# 23   3/8/2017 at 17:54 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
1958 Olds '98?

Actually, I think Big Chill sells purple refrigerators. There is a Canadian company "Elmira Stove Works" which also makes several colors, and I think also purple. Viking may also.
Italian "Bertozoli" I think also makes several colors of their stoves.
Poggenphol of Germany makes many colors of acrylic laquer cabinetry, and there are at least a couple in Italy also.

Post# 925761 , Reply# 24   3/8/2017 at 20:05 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1961

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Post# 925762 , Reply# 25   3/8/2017 at 20:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Marlite 1959

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Post# 925763 , Reply# 26   3/8/2017 at 20:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Crown Jewel Ware 1948

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Post# 925764 , Reply# 27   3/8/2017 at 20:09 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Jonny 1952

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Post# 925765 , Reply# 28   3/8/2017 at 20:11 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Juice King 1947

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Post# 925766 , Reply# 29   3/8/2017 at 20:13 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kroeler 1959

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Post# 925767 , Reply# 30   3/8/2017 at 20:15 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Revere Ware 1952

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Post# 925768 , Reply# 31   3/8/2017 at 20:16 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Modernfold 1959

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Post# 925769 , Reply# 32   3/8/2017 at 20:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Atlantic 1952

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Post# 925790 , Reply# 33   3/8/2017 at 23:16 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        
Thanks Louie

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for keeping these wonderful windows to the past coming! They are always a pleasure to look at and read.
I so remember those hideous, marbleized plastic toilet seats in homes of people we knew. And the Revere Ware! When we were first married nothing would do but we had to have a complete set, just like my Mom had. I sold all of it except the 8 cup percolator. Now have Farberware stainless, easier to maintain.

Post# 925797 , Reply# 34   3/9/2017 at 00:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Always a pleasure Eddie. I hate to admit it, buy we had something similar to that "marbleized" toilet set when I was a kid. It was more like a "mother of pearlized" toilet seat, LOL!

Post# 925799 , Reply# 35   3/9/2017 at 00:41 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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You know Louie, now that I think back, the house we lived in from 58' to 62' had blue fixtures in the hall bath,and that blue toilet had one of those blue marbleized toilet seats. That's where I recall seeing one! LOL :)

Post# 926109 , Reply# 36   3/10/2017 at 21:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Enameledware 1948

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Post# 926110 , Reply# 37   3/10/2017 at 21:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Rubbermaid 1959

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Post# 926111 , Reply# 38   3/10/2017 at 21:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Eljer 1953

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Post# 926112 , Reply# 39   3/10/2017 at 21:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Monsato 1952

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Post# 926113 , Reply# 40   3/10/2017 at 21:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Simpson 1958

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Post# 926114 , Reply# 41   3/10/2017 at 21:32 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Swing-A-Way 1952

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Post# 926115 , Reply# 42   3/10/2017 at 21:34 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Youngstown 1953

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Post# 926117 , Reply# 43   3/10/2017 at 21:38 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Onliwon 1948

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Post# 926118 , Reply# 44   3/10/2017 at 21:38 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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The bathroom fixtures in reply 38 are just like the ones in our family home that we lived in from 58'-62', only they were blue in the hall bath and kind of a beige color in my parents master bath. I specifically recall the chrome legs, towel bars and the placement of the faucets and spout on the back of the sinks and the distinctive shape of the front of the bathtub. And Louie, this is the blue toilet that had the hideous blue marbleized toilet seat, LOL.

Post# 926119 , Reply# 45   3/10/2017 at 21:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Styron 1956

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Post# 926402 , Reply# 46   3/12/2017 at 14:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Eastman 1959

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Post# 926403 , Reply# 47   3/12/2017 at 14:52 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Rever Ware 1953

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Post# 926404 , Reply# 48   3/12/2017 at 14:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Mirro 1948

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Post# 926409 , Reply# 49   3/12/2017 at 15:30 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I have a full Revere Ware cooking set. Cleaned in a jiffy, I dont think so. I tried everything but have no luck keeping the copper bottoms clean and shiny.

Post# 926413 , Reply# 50   3/12/2017 at 16:52 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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Tim, I used to have a full set of Revere Ware too. I always used either Kooper Kleen powder or Barkeepers Friend every time I washed it and it stayed very shiny. The trick is to not let any cooking oil or grease get cooked onto the surface. Once that happens it takes more work to get it clean. But using the Kooper Kleen powder every time kept it like new, and wasn't too hard, just an extra step.

Post# 926414 , Reply# 51   3/12/2017 at 16:53 by Johnb300m (Chicago)        

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OMG, so much gaudy plastic :P

Post# 926415 , Reply# 52   3/12/2017 at 17:09 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I LOVEGaudy plastic!

Especially plastic wall tile...And OHHH to have a new Youngstown kitchen with pink and burgundy plastic tile on walls behind it!!!Ohhh Heaven!!!!But you can keep the Revere Ware, My Mother loved it...But I burn everything up I ever tried to cook in it..LOL, I DO have 2 pieces I like, a griddle and a square skillet.

Post# 926422 , Reply# 53   3/12/2017 at 19:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lady Arvin 1952

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Post# 926423 , Reply# 54   3/12/2017 at 19:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Prolon 1957

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Post# 926424 , Reply# 55   3/12/2017 at 19:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Scot 1951

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Post# 926425 , Reply# 56   3/12/2017 at 19:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Universal-Rundle 1953

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Post# 926426 , Reply# 57   3/12/2017 at 19:09 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Proctor 1950

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Post# 926427 , Reply# 58   3/12/2017 at 19:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Vinylite 1953

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Post# 926452 , Reply# 59   3/12/2017 at 21:18 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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About a hour ago all the pictures on Louies' post's have disappeared, even the older postings. Has anyone else experienced this?

Post# 926454 , Reply# 60   3/12/2017 at 21:44 by Gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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No pics on my end either

Post# 926459 , Reply# 61   3/12/2017 at 22:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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How odd. I see them. Anyone else experiencing problems?

Post# 926462 , Reply# 62   3/12/2017 at 22:15 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

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Louie, gone here as well....odd?

Post# 926464 , Reply# 63   3/12/2017 at 22:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow, I don't get it. I see them fine. Let me post a new one.

Post# 926465 , Reply# 64   3/12/2017 at 22:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Tire 1964

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Post# 926466 , Reply# 65   3/12/2017 at 22:35 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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She's a still no go.

Post# 926469 , Reply# 66   3/12/2017 at 23:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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OMG! I can't imagine what's going on. Maybe something in AW? I'll send a message to Robert just in case.

Post# 926470 , Reply# 67   3/12/2017 at 23:09 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I am not having any problem with everything loading fine in this thread.

Post# 926478 , Reply# 68   3/13/2017 at 00:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Whew, thanks Tim!

Post# 926484 , Reply# 69   3/13/2017 at 02:09 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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The pictures in this thread all load normally for me. In thread #1, I can't see some of them, in thread #2, I can't see any of the pictures. In one picture it said it couldn't reach the DNS addres (in Dutch for me). Maybe something with ImageShack?

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Post# 926486 , Reply# 70   3/13/2017 at 02:25 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Some images on the earlier parts were deleted by the imaging services that I was using at the time. This has happened on many of the older threads I started unfortunately. The imaging sites I am using now supposedly will keep the images available indefinitely. I suppose it was some sort of glitch earlier that kept some from seeing the current images. Apparently it has resolved by itself.

Post# 926878 , Reply# 71   3/14/2017 at 20:46 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Armstrong 1954

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Sunchek 1950

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Post# 926881 , Reply# 73   3/14/2017 at 20:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Wear-Ever 1947

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Post# 926884 , Reply# 74   3/14/2017 at 20:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Fire-King 1952

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Post# 926886 , Reply# 75   3/14/2017 at 20:53 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lustro-Ware 1954

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Post# 926887 , Reply# 76   3/14/2017 at 20:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Soilax 1952

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Post# 927047 , Reply# 77   3/15/2017 at 18:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Ekco 1952

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Post# 927048 , Reply# 78   3/15/2017 at 18:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
S.O.S 1958

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Post# 927049 , Reply# 79   3/15/2017 at 18:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
W. G. Best Homes 1958

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Post# 927050 , Reply# 80   3/15/2017 at 18:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Pyrex 1957

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Post# 927051 , Reply# 81   3/15/2017 at 18:30 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Rubbermaid 1950

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Post# 927052 , Reply# 82   3/15/2017 at 18:33 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
MA-TI-CO 1950

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Post# 927053 , Reply# 83   3/15/2017 at 18:34 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lustro-Ware 1950

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Post# 927054 , Reply# 84   3/15/2017 at 18:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Royledge 1952

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Post# 927055 , Reply# 85   3/15/2017 at 18:37 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Fostoria 1953

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Kroehler 1955

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Kerene 1946

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Monsato 1953

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Briggs 1952

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Arvin 1950

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Mechanical Products 1953

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Pyrex 1960

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Inland 1954

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Mirro 1950

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Styron 1956

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Pacific Bell 1959

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Pyrex 1925

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Rival 1959

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Vinylite 1949

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Simoniz 1948

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