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Post# 926613   3/13/2017 at 16:53 (223 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Just wasted a day looking at a website of old advertisements which I hadn't seen before...enjoy!!


Post# 926728 , Reply# 1   3/14/2017 at 04:54 (223 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Thanks for the link! And yes, be prepared for an hour or two to slip by while you peruse all the great ads.

Is it just me or is this Kelvinator console reminiscent of a 1956 Frigidaire?

Post# 926740 , Reply# 2   3/14/2017 at 07:57 (223 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Fun site to peruse!

Post# 926743 , Reply# 3   3/14/2017 at 08:18 (223 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Thank you

I believe the quality that makes these old ads so compelling to study is the same factor that made them jump out at readers and potential customers: the fact that the illustrated content was done by illustrators, not photographers so the pictures sort of jump off the page at the reader. The rest of the illustrations in the periodicals were created in the same way which is what made the colors and the degree of shading created by corners, the pattern of light on a wall above and below a lamp shade and from one side of of a hallway to the other in room interiors look so rich and things like Christmas decor so magical. Think of the quality of light in an illustration of Christmas Tree lights versus the quality of light in a photograph of the same subject.

Post# 926746 , Reply# 4   3/14/2017 at 08:40 (222 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
whirlpool portable washer

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who remember this ad from whirlpool with there portable washers

youtube ad and ad from the site that was link

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Post# 926796 , Reply# 5   3/14/2017 at 12:49 (222 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Good stuff on there. Only carp is there is minimal Speed Queen.


Hi Frig!

Post# 926918 , Reply# 6   3/14/2017 at 22:13 (222 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Hi,Ben! Lots of GE, though.

Post# 927123 , Reply# 7   3/15/2017 at 21:57 (221 days old) by appnut (TX)        
1964 Norge Dispensomat

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Our 1964 Norge Dispensomat pair that was on Ozzie & Harriet too.


In the last month I've found pics of this, our first matched washer/dryer pair, as well as the O'Keefe & Merrit wall oven and cooktop that was in our 1961 house.  And I've looked for these eve since I joined in 1998. 


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