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Post# 994787   5/21/2018 at 08:52 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Advertisements for the home prior to 1980. Homes, building materials, furniture, light fixtures, flooring, decor, household items, kitchen items (non electric), in short, everything that made the home modern and easier to care for. Of course, everyone is invited to contribute with advertisements. Please be sure they contain no watermarks from other sites. For home appliances, please refer to Vintage Appliance Advertisement series.

 

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Post# 994789 , Reply# 1   5/21/2018 at 08:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Formica 1954

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Post# 994790 , Reply# 2   5/21/2018 at 08:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Heywood 1952

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Post# 994791 , Reply# 3   5/21/2018 at 08:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Whitehead 1937

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Post# 994792 , Reply# 4   5/21/2018 at 08:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kentile 1956

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Post# 994793 , Reply# 5   5/21/2018 at 09:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Goodaire 1951

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Post# 994794 , Reply# 6   5/21/2018 at 09:01 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
IXL 1968

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Post# 994795 , Reply# 7   5/21/2018 at 09:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
La-Z-boy 1971

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Post# 994797 , Reply# 8   5/21/2018 at 09:05 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Contemporary Ranch 1963

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Post# 994799 , Reply# 9   5/21/2018 at 09:07 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Wear-Ever 1921

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Post# 994800 , Reply# 10   5/21/2018 at 09:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Empire 1953

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Post# 994801 , Reply# 11   5/21/2018 at 09:10 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Oh, those IXL

cabinets look like the ones the homes in our area had from one of the builders.
Our were bead board style with dowel caps on the doors. They are in the basement in our laundry room now. A house down the street just removed theirs last year.


Post# 994804 , Reply# 12   5/21/2018 at 09:34 by appnut (TX)        
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Westinghouse dishwasher.

Post# 994814 , Reply# 13   5/21/2018 at 12:11 by Joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Eichler

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‘nuff said.


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Post# 994816 , Reply# 14   5/21/2018 at 12:20 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes,

the great ole' American middle class. I think we had the highest standard of living in the world.

Post# 994817 , Reply# 15   5/21/2018 at 12:27 by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
"Mom's making fried ice cubes for dinner!"

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Well, she could have, if she wanted to.


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Post# 994818 , Reply# 16   5/21/2018 at 12:40 by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Make it ahead . . .

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. . . or don't make it at all.


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Post# 997773 , Reply# 17   6/19/2018 at 19:05 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kenny Shower 1921

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Post# 997774 , Reply# 18   6/19/2018 at 19:07 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Burlington 1956

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Post# 997775 , Reply# 19   6/19/2018 at 19:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Drexel 1964

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Post# 997776 , Reply# 20   6/19/2018 at 19:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Crosley 1950

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Post# 997777 , Reply# 21   6/19/2018 at 19:09 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Electric 1921

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Post# 997778 , Reply# 22   6/19/2018 at 19:11 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Telephone & Electronics 1961

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Post# 997779 , Reply# 23   6/19/2018 at 19:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Congoleum 1940

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Post# 997780 , Reply# 24   6/19/2018 at 19:13 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Udylite 1949

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Post# 997781 , Reply# 25   6/19/2018 at 19:14 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kroehler 1959

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Post# 997782 , Reply# 26   6/19/2018 at 19:16 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Samson 1950

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Post# 1001342 , Reply# 27   7/24/2018 at 23:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Westinghouse 1923

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Post# 1001343 , Reply# 28   7/24/2018 at 23:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kroehler 1957

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Post# 1001344 , Reply# 29   7/24/2018 at 23:47 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Kentile 1951

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Post# 1001345 , Reply# 30   7/24/2018 at 23:48 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bigelow 1941

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Post# 1001346 , Reply# 31   7/24/2018 at 23:49 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Drexel 1964

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Post# 1001347 , Reply# 32   7/24/2018 at 23:51 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
National 1949

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Post# 1001348 , Reply# 33   7/24/2018 at 23:53 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Simmons 1948

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Post# 1001350 , Reply# 34   7/24/2018 at 23:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Standard 1920

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Post# 1001351 , Reply# 35   7/24/2018 at 23:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Western Electric 1960

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Post# 1001352 , Reply# 36   7/24/2018 at 23:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Weyerhaeuser 1964

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Post# 1001353 , Reply# 37   7/24/2018 at 23:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Crossett 1960

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Post# 1001391 , Reply# 38   7/25/2018 at 10:30 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        
Base Plugs, Wall Plugs, Floor Plugs

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Now that I'm getting older I kinda wish those wall plugs were still a thing!


Post# 1001404 , Reply# 39   7/25/2018 at 13:33 by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Iowa, me too! I'm having sparky put some in for me as we speak.


Post# 1001412 , Reply# 40   7/25/2018 at 15:27 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        
I-XL Cabinents

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Was owned by Westinghouse through the 70's

Post# 1001427 , Reply# 41   7/25/2018 at 17:10 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That Turquoise Kroehler sectional looks a lot like one that was in the living room of the house my friend Bobby lived in when we were in elementary school. I always like the open rounded end.

As for the Westinghouse ad, it would have been unusual to have receptacles (they call them plugs) high up on the wall except in a kitchen, bath or utility area. Many house built at that time had them at baseboard level in bedrooms, living and dining rooms. My house built in '52 had them located 12" on center above the floor, but in my rewiring during the renovation I'm locating them 18" O.C. above the floor level. This is the ADA recommended placement. I've also put switches lower than what they were originally.


Post# 1003318 , Reply# 42   8/11/2018 at 14:10 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Telephone & Electronics 1958

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Post# 1003319 , Reply# 43   8/11/2018 at 14:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Johnson/carper 1966

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Post# 1003320 , Reply# 44   8/11/2018 at 14:13 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Electric 1921

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Post# 1003322 , Reply# 45   8/11/2018 at 14:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Lustron 1948

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Post# 1003324 , Reply# 46   8/11/2018 at 14:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Johnson Wax 1972

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Post# 1003373 , Reply# 47   8/11/2018 at 23:12 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

I have a vague memory of Big Wally.  Does anyone ever wash walls anymore?  No one I know, I do occasionally wash my kitchen wallpaper though.


Post# 1003429 , Reply# 48   8/12/2018 at 16:22 by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        

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"Does anyone ever wash walls anymore? No one I know, I do occasionally wash my kitchen"

I do, but it's a once a year thing spread over a month's time. My house has painted walls, and I try to do them in the spring.


Post# 1003432 , Reply# 49   8/12/2018 at 17:08 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'll wash the kitchen walls. And spot clean the rest.


Post# 1003478 , Reply# 50   8/13/2018 at 07:23 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        
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There is a pretty run down and abandoned(?) home south of town that looks like it was built using these blueprints.  I'll try and snap a photo sometime soon.


Post# 1003540 , Reply# 51   8/13/2018 at 16:29 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I well remember "Big Wally", but we never bought it as my mom said it was a very expensive way to clean walls. She would usually use Tri-sodium phosphate in a bucket of hot water, sometimes with a little bit of Lux dish detergent. It was made very plain to me that you started at the bottom of the wall, and worked upwards (to avoid streaking).

This product was being advertised on TV in Summer 1972, and my cousin Kenny was almost 5 at the time. His mother (my Aunt Margaret) was from Scotland, and they would refer to a certain part of his body as "Wally". So when the ad was shown, he would remark that he had "big Wally", too. This would embarrass my aunt, but we got a big laugh out of it.


Post# 1003549 , Reply# 52   8/13/2018 at 17:23 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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We always used Spic&Span to wash the walls, and used Tom’s Mom’s method, start at the bottom and work up to avoid streaks.
Eddie




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