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Swedish Kitchen Advert - 1973
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Post# 1095000   10/28/2020 at 21:27 (768 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

Hope this hasn't been shared before - a 1973 cinema* ad film for Kalmarkök with Höganäs tile and Kockums appliances. The epitome of Swedish 70's kitchens (though the integrated side by sides are pretty much standard) with a range without solid elements and a rotisserie - and the freezer is frostless.

Kalmarkök and Kockums are no longer, as far as I can tell, still in those businesses. Höganäs made the tiles for the Sydney Opera House and is still in business and there are still Höganäs tile products.

*No tv advertising until more recent times.



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Post# 1095005 , Reply# 1   10/28/2020 at 21:37 (768 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Wow!

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Love it! That stove is really advanced. And they even has a version of "Harvest Gold". Thanks for posting!


Post# 1095015 , Reply# 2   10/28/2020 at 22:17 (768 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

Glad you liked it!

They had a really deep green and deep orangy red (with the burnt edges) that was more popular than the gold. Powder blue was a bathroom fixture color in the 60's there.

Here's another advert, or commercial if you prefer, set in what (which I think IS - with different appliances) looks like the same kitchen (random find too). For cake mix.


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Post# 1095016 , Reply# 3   10/28/2020 at 22:21 (768 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

Here's one with the green appliances (I think they are Husqvarna - iirc the range with the floating control panel is theirs) - also a lot less theatrical.

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Post# 1095055 , Reply# 4   10/29/2020 at 12:14 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thank you! Wonderful ads! I noticed there are way more Swedish ads on Youtube.

Here is a funny one for Futurum appliances. They became pretty famous for a while in Europe for their range hoods. Didn't know they made other products too.








Post# 1095056 , Reply# 5   10/29/2020 at 12:17 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I love this ad too. Husqvarna laundry appliances were relabelled AEG products at that time.








Post# 1095067 , Reply# 6   10/29/2020 at 14:04 (767 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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Ughh! She came in from shopping and made that cake without washing her hands!!

Post# 1095068 , Reply# 7   10/29/2020 at 14:10 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Geez, it's a commercial. Every second counts in those. Every resemblance to reality is purely coincidental.

Post# 1095073 , Reply# 8   10/29/2020 at 14:30 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Detergent Commercial 1972

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Thank you for posting the ads, I have really enjoyed watching them.

The thing that struck me about the one with the lady making a cake was that she seemed somewhat mature for the clothing but thats a small point - that certainly is a wonder cake mix.

I found this one for Luvil detergent, I would love to know more about the washing machine :)






Post# 1095074 , Reply# 9   10/29/2020 at 14:39 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Kitchens 1969

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I was surprised by the style of the cabinets prenented in the earlier kitchen adverts, these would have been much more as I would have expected. This may be a selection of mnaufacturers as the orange kitchen towards the end is UK Hygena with, I think, a Leisure sink. Just after appears to be some sort of microwave






Post# 1095075 , Reply# 10   10/29/2020 at 14:42 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Chicken

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I also liked this one even if I did not understand one word. Talk about making the model appropriate to the market :)

Who would have thought there would be over 94,000 views in just under a year :)






Post# 1095076 , Reply# 11   10/29/2020 at 14:51 (767 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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@foraloysius that’s my English tongue in cheek humour, please don’t take it seriously ;-)

Post# 1095077 , Reply# 12   10/29/2020 at 14:54 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
1970s bathrooms

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What were we thinking!






Post# 1095078 , Reply# 13   10/29/2020 at 14:56 (767 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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I like the changeable panels on the cabinets.
I, of course couldn't understand a word, I pressed a button and I think I bought a Volvo.


Post# 1095080 , Reply# 14   10/29/2020 at 15:04 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Reply# 8

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Alistair,

That washing machine looks like a Cylinda, Asea or Skandiluxe one. I remember a Turnamat style machine from them. With the buttons you can adjust the programmes, one for water level, one for tumble rythm and another one for something I forgot.


Post# 1095081 , Reply# 15   10/29/2020 at 15:07 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
@Paulg

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As it was your only comment to those videos I thought it was a bit rude. But never mind, misunderstandings happen.

Post# 1095082 , Reply# 16   10/29/2020 at 15:20 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Asea

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Louis

I seem to recall seeing a machine branded Asea-Cylindia but it could be I am talking out my asea :)

It looks like a great machine, sadly there are huge gaps in my knowledge is some European brands


Post# 1095085 , Reply# 17   10/29/2020 at 15:29 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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This Cylinda comes close I think.








Post# 1095087 , Reply# 18   10/29/2020 at 15:37 (767 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        


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Thank you louis, it looks like a very stylish machine :)

Post# 1095093 , Reply# 19   10/29/2020 at 15:51 (767 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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You're welcome!

I personally like this one even better, I have a soft spot for toploaders. I can't stop watching this video! lol








Post# 1095094 , Reply# 20   10/29/2020 at 15:54 (767 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Y'know, it's interesting how remarkably universal deployment of technology was in high-income, spacious countries (i.e. Scandinavia/North America/Australia) was in the '70s....other than style, really little separated these (very slightly aspirational) views of suburban life from a similar US or Canada P&G ad from the same year. I remember going to an automotive styling exhibition in Stockholm 20 or so years ago and observing the similarities in Northern Europe auto culture to US auto culture...local cars (Volvo/Saab) were quite large compared to southern Europe cars...people were big, cars were big, houses were big.

About 15 years ago, there was an interesting article in either the Wall Street Journal or one of the other US business magazines talking about the consolidation the appliance manufacturing in Europe, and stressing how different country-by-country range designs were (as you see here, huge US-scaled stoves in Scandinavia; smaller stoves in the UK with weird side-wall heating elements, etc etc etc).


Post# 1095108 , Reply# 21   10/29/2020 at 18:49 (767 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

So the Idékök video is in fact from a kitchen trade show and they do talk about German and British kitchen manufacturers. Sweden used to have a big appliance branch - like Futurum fans and Cylinda. I'm surprised that nobody commented on the Kupol (aka Cupula) Microwave from Husqvarna towards the end - it was a total luxury item and was available on a teak trolley for tableside nuking.

Kronfågel is, obviously, chicken and still available. She's shilling frozen direct to the oven meals and drumsticks and such.

Here's a video for the "Idea House" from '75 - sponsored by the magazine "Vi i Villa" (essentially "we in villas" - in Swedish terminology a villa is a single-story ranch house, which most Swedes who live in a newer house live in, a house with be more compact and maybe older and a floor and a half, though both are fairly interchangeably used). Its an old house in a Stockholm suburb renovated through sponsors so it's the latest in trendy furniture and appliances (notice the glass free-standing fireplace in one room). "Check your local paper for listings, entry is free!"

Here's one for "Andy" a cleaning product:



And one for "Witch" metal polish:



T-spirit (looks like it's for everything - from window washing to car windshield washer fluid):



And Florence Hendersons little know post "Song of Norway" scandinavian tv work?






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Post# 1095174 , Reply# 22   10/30/2020 at 11:07 (766 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Tv air time

in Sweden must have been inexpensive for such long commercials. Befoe Husqvarna was quired by Electrolux too.

Post# 1095228 , Reply# 23   10/30/2020 at 21:49 (766 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        
No TV ads back in the 70's...

No TV time, they didn't have ads on tv back them. These were all "cinema" ads (or instructional films/reports in some cases). Sweden had two channels, Kanel 1 (channel 1) and TV 2, yes, that's what they are called. TV adverts didn't come until TV3 & TV4 (commercial channels) circa 1990+/- which was cable and broadcast.

Here's another for cheese! "Mail in the coupon for recipes"





This one will probably interest you cleaning product lovers; quasi-reportage style ad showing the MEN doing the housework!





Meat at Konsum (Consume - the cooperative grocery store - Domus is their department store/hypermarket brand) - the party at the end is groovy





OK Bensin (OK Petrol) - portraying the advantages of self-service gas stations





And Jazz legend Monica for Lux Soap





And the best for last, about ten years earlier, at the start of the 60's with Sweden's biggest pop-star (the Beatles opened for HER on their first tour of Sweden), cover-girl for Swedish tabloids and one time girlfriend of James Garner, Lill-Babs, aka Barbro Svensson.






Post# 1095752 , Reply# 24   11/4/2020 at 06:46 (761 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Weetabix

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Interesting to see an ad for a product I actually recognise.

These are still sold in the UK althugh I tend to buy the mini versions which are not as healthy as the traditional version.






Post# 1104912 , Reply# 25   1/18/2021 at 05:26 (686 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Philips mixer 1969









Post# 1104918 , Reply# 26   1/18/2021 at 07:35 (686 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Philips mixer

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I have the same one that sadly has lost its beaters so if anyone needs a motor or the body let me know.

Austin


Post# 1104936 , Reply# 27   1/18/2021 at 09:47 (686 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Austin,

Those beaters must be one of the most common things on this planet. I used to see them often in thriftstores. Unfortunately I don't go there anymore these days, but in the future I can have a look.


Post# 1104966 , Reply# 28   1/18/2021 at 14:47 (686 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
@foraloysious

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Yes please if you happen to find some I would be grateful :)

Thanks Louis


Post# 1106123 , Reply# 29   1/28/2021 at 14:38 (676 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Electrolux

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Another advertisment turned up in my YouTube feed today, this time for an Electrolux vacuum - European Electroluxes were very different from US or Canadian ones - this model (with sometimes different model numbers and trims in different countries) ran for a very long time






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Post# 1106124 , Reply# 30   1/28/2021 at 14:48 (676 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Also Ajax

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We had The White Tornado in Europe too :)






Post# 1106125 , Reply# 31   1/28/2021 at 15:04 (676 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Please permit a little subject drift

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UK Ajax advertisment from 1963 featuring a largely unknown, at the time, Mollie Sugden (aka Mrs Slocombe) and her real life husband, William Moore






Post# 1106128 , Reply# 32   1/28/2021 at 15:41 (676 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Philips Hair Dryer

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back to our regular scheduled programming






Post# 1107738 , Reply# 33   2/12/2021 at 13:28 (661 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a really magnificent ad for Asea (later Asko) appliances. I absolutely love the toploader at the end that fits under the counter.








Post# 1107746 , Reply# 34   2/12/2021 at 14:50 (661 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here's an ad in the Svenska Dagbladet from April 1st 1971 with a few similar appliances at the bottom of the ad. I zoomed in on the ad.

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Post# 1107748 , Reply# 35   2/12/2021 at 15:05 (661 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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Years ago I bought an 80s version of that Asko compact dishwasher at an auction. It was fantastic, the door popped open at the end exactly like my TOL Miele now! It had fantastic capacity for a tabletop dishwasher. I’d love to get my hands on one again.

Post# 1107751 , Reply# 36   2/12/2021 at 15:13 (661 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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That is a fun ad. Even without translations...fun to see the worldwide implementations of technology at the same time .

Post# 1107753 , Reply# 37   2/12/2021 at 15:21 (661 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
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That's it! I'm officially jealous now! lol

Was it as sturdy built as it looks? How long did you have it?


Post# 1107802 , Reply# 38   2/13/2021 at 04:08 (660 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Asko Top Loader

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By chance I am actually using a successor (1980s) to that top loader for a wash today.

How you could ever store it in such a situation is beyond me for it is built like a tank and I cannot move it on my own. Its a lovely machine though :)


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Post# 1107804 , Reply# 39   2/13/2021 at 04:57 (660 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I believe the older model in the video didn't have suspension, so it should be lighter than the later models.

Post# 1107806 , Reply# 40   2/13/2021 at 05:38 (660 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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@foraloysius yes it was very sturdy, I paid about £15 for it at an auction. It was probably 10-15 years old already, but was in great condition. I actually bought it as a gift for my first bf, I know it was still going strong some years later. I keep an eye out on EBay, cos I’d love another, just for fun. With the top rack it would actually make a very useful overflow dishwasher when entertaining.

Post# 1107808 , Reply# 41   2/13/2021 at 06:39 (660 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Finding another one

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Were these ever sold in the UK or was the one you bought an imported one?

Post# 1107816 , Reply# 42   2/13/2021 at 08:23 (660 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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I’m afraid I don’t know, but I have a feeling they were sold here. Full sized Asea and Asko dishwashers certainly were at high end shops like Selfridges.

Post# 1107818 , Reply# 43   2/13/2021 at 08:44 (660 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Ah! Good luck then finding one.

Post# 1107832 , Reply# 44   2/13/2021 at 10:32 (660 days old) by Vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        


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I am pretty sure I have seen one of those tested by Which

Post# 1107846 , Reply# 45   2/13/2021 at 13:01 (660 days old) by beehiveboy (Northamptonshire, England )        

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Vacbear I think you are right! I think I’ve got every Which edition that tested dishwashers since 1959(they are my appliance of greatest interest) I’ll have to dig them out and see what I can find.

Post# 1112111 , Reply# 46   3/20/2021 at 08:57 (625 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Today they added an ad for a Phlips vacuum from 1969.








Post# 1112146 , Reply# 47   3/20/2021 at 18:36 (625 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Philips

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Interesting to see that cleaner in 1969, we had them in the UK from around mid 1970s - I have one in my collection. Interesting too to see the flip over carpet/floor nozzle which Hoover used on the earlier versions of their Conquest cleaner

Post# 1112824 , Reply# 48   3/26/2021 at 20:54 (619 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

I love his accusation "that's NEW"!!!

Post# 1114807 , Reply# 49   4/16/2021 at 16:58 (598 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Comfort (Fabric Softner) 1969

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Wish we could see more of the Husqvarna washing machine






Post# 1114839 , Reply# 50   4/17/2021 at 02:13 (598 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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That Husqvarna is a relabelled budget AEG. This picture comes close I think, the colour of the control panel is different though.



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Post# 1114847 , Reply# 51   4/17/2021 at 03:24 (597 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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After watching it again, it looks like another model than the one in the picture I posted. Still a relabelled AEG though.

Post# 1114848 , Reply# 52   4/17/2021 at 04:08 (597 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
AEG

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Thanks Louis, I appreciate the research - I would never have thought that style was AEG, as I associate AEG with the larger control panels such as here - this is Italian of course





As a side note there are loads of wonderful Italian ads on YouTube for all sorts of kitchen appliances :)


Post# 1114849 , Reply# 53   4/17/2021 at 04:13 (597 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Cookware

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Post# 1114860 , Reply# 54   4/17/2021 at 08:29 (597 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Husqvarna

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Alistair,

I'm not sure but I always had the impression Husqvarna never made an automatic washing machine themselves. My brother shot a few pictures at the Husqvarna museum for me some years ago. There is even a relabelled first generation Turnamat.


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Post# 1122793 , Reply# 55   7/9/2021 at 15:51 (514 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Colombia coffee

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Time to revive this thread for a coffee commercial. Some interesting stoves, electric with ring burners or solid burners and a gas stove. And at 1.33 a coffee cup from the famous "Rörstrand Ostindia" service.








Post# 1123298 , Reply# 56   7/14/2021 at 15:26 (509 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        
How did I miss the Grace Brothers Kitchen Showroom advert?

That Colombian coffee add is really dry - Gevalia's were way more fun!

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Post# 1131685 , Reply# 57   10/23/2021 at 03:36 (408 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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A great commercial for Radion detergent and Comfort softener with a few nice washing machines as well. The frontloader looks like a washing machine in a communal laundry room. The washer and spin dryer we have seen before. In that commercial they were connected to eachother by a metal strip.








Post# 1131742 , Reply# 58   10/23/2021 at 21:48 (408 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

Oh yes, the home of cool Jazz, Sweden....

I'm sure that's an apartment building laundry, the small top loader is what people had in their bathrooms in the 60's and 70's. I haven't been able to find the advert for it, but they had a telephonic system in big complexes (either rental or cooperative) for phone booking the laundry machines. You'd call up, press a button or enter a code and a red "reserved" light would come on the machines if they were free. I think smaller buildings the "husmodern" (aka housefrau) got a day of the week for her laundry (was that way, and still is, in some buildings, in Norway too). They were definitely going for the higher end market here.

PS, as an FYI "Radion" is a more archaic version of radio in Swedish.

And here's Mary Hartman forcing her kids to make "table top" waffles!






Post# 1131751 , Reply# 59   10/23/2021 at 23:05 (408 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Mary Hartman

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I had seen that commercial but didn't recognise her. I guess I didn't expect her to turn up in a Swedish commercial!

Post# 1132315 , Reply# 60   10/30/2021 at 00:47 (402 days old) by Davey7 (Chicago)        

It's not Mary Hartman - I mean, she's a fictional character of course (played by Louise Lasser on the American TV show of the late 70's).

I just came across a posting of a real estate ad from the late 30's in Stockholm for a rental flat with a.... wait for it.... dishwasher. I find that hard to believe, even for a luxury flat.


Post# 1132322 , Reply# 61   10/30/2021 at 06:00 (401 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I know the Mary Hartman series, it was broadcasted for a few seasons overhere in the Netherlands. What I meant is, is that really Louise Lasser in that commercial?

Post# 1144557 , Reply# 62   3/15/2022 at 06:12 (265 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here is a great commercial for a Husqvarna sewing machine. There is a nice Husqvarna (AEG) washing machine in it too.








Post# 1146808 , Reply# 63   4/17/2022 at 18:28 (232 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Evalett Washer 1953

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Washer with very unusual dryer - its not a spin dryer bu rather uses water pressure to compress the inner "drum" forcing water out of the clothes

The washer must be tiny but even so I would be wanting more water than that in the tub, otherwise every surface in the kitchen would get washed as anyone with a Hoovermatic would know :)






Post# 1146809 , Reply# 64   4/17/2022 at 18:32 (232 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Detergent Advert Mid 1960s

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The washer is a Miele. As far as i am aware Luvil was a pre soak biological detergent






Post# 1146810 , Reply# 65   4/17/2022 at 18:45 (232 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Surf

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A long established brand in the UK too - the packaging is similar to the UK version of the time too. It has always been sold as a "value" brand in UK. Need to go to approx 7.30 to see machines






Post# 1146812 , Reply# 66   4/17/2022 at 18:56 (232 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Osby Commercial and Domestic Washers

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Interesting that they show an Ironrite ironer in the product line up

I have never seen one of those devices for stretching sheets and the like before ironing before, it looks rather useful to me






Post# 1146814 , Reply# 67   4/17/2022 at 19:05 (232 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
New and Useful Products For The Home

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Includes Philips hand mixer and, at the end, a soluble aspirin product we knew as Disprin






Post# 1146865 , Reply# 68   4/18/2022 at 11:16 (231 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Evalett washing machine:

Isn't it odd that she changes the direction of the coupler after the laundry has been dried in that extractor? Is there space for holding the water that is used for extracting? Or doesn't use it any water at all for the extraction process? Does it rely on the simple build up of pressure? Intriguing!

BTW, love that sink with the lower opening at the front. You still see those now and then in Scandinavian houses.


Surf commercial:

At 7:50 into the video we see the Bohus washing machine from this thread:

www.automaticwasher.org/c...

Look at the rinse water level at 830!


Detergent Advert:

The washing machine is most likely a Miele 420. It has the square window design for the timer. The later 421 and 421S had a round window.

Luvil and Corall were/are detergents from Unilever. Corall's name has been changed to Corall.

Luvil was never sold in The Netherlands, Biotex was the only soak and prewash detergent here.


Osby commercial:

Now that was modern at that time. Make a reservation by calling with your Ericophone!

Wonderful washing machines with a card reader for several programmes.

After stretching the sheets she uses a cold mangle.

One of the signs that the video is from before September 3rd 1967 is that the cars are still driving on the left side of the road.


New and useful products for the home:

There's a lot of cooking with ready made products going on!

The Philips handmixer was the first they brought onto the market. That was in 1959 IIRC. I still have two of those with the top in grey. They were also available in green and yellow and perhaps in pink too, but I'm not sure about that. With 85 Watts and only one speed they were rather anemic. A miracle they can handle those potatoes, I'll have to give that a try too sometime! It's the first time I saw it with a rack to hang it on the wall. I'm sure my grandmother's didn't have that, she always kept it in the box.

Thanks for posting all these Al!



Post# 1147726 , Reply# 69   4/30/2022 at 05:15 (219 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        

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It seems that the Evalett uses the pressure of the water to force water out of clothes, the tap valve allows the vessel to first fill up with water (this is not rinsing) and then changing the valve allows the water to drain using the venturiie principle avoiding the need for a pump.

I thought that was the Bohus washer that we recently saw, it looks like a really interesting machine.

I have one of those Philips mixers in my collection, I must give it a try!


Post# 1147727 , Reply# 70   4/30/2022 at 05:19 (219 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
More detergents

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Interesting to see that 1960 kitchen early on in the video, and I have never seen and iron like that before with the removable cord, I wonder if the temperature control is in the connector, it seems very large otherwise. And of course a Philips iron too.

I am not sure I would like to have to do washing in the bath although I have heard of it before, particularly sheets which would be allowed to soak for a while and then tramped, rather like grapes. Double benefit - clean feet too!






Post# 1147736 , Reply# 71   4/30/2022 at 08:28 (219 days old) by iej (.... )        
For comparison ...

This was from an ESB Country Living exhibition back in the 1960s sometime. I think 1961 may be the wrong date, as the washing machines featured are slightly later. It is soooo much starchier than the Swedish film clips!

ESB was (and still is) the state owned power utility, and back in those days it regularly ran 'Ideal Homes' and 'Country Living' shows to sell, what were then new concepts, for homes - obviously featuring lots of electric appliances, which they both sold through their retail store network and sold energy for. There were other appliance stores too, but ESB had them in every small town and you could 'put it on the bill.'
Most households bought appliances using hire purchase agreements and the repayments were just added to their power bill.

Incidentally, the presenter went on to be the Mayor of Limerick City - lots of images of her greeting JFK a few years later. For some reason she always reminds me a bit of Endora from Bewitched the way she speaks and is styled in this, but she'd have made Hyacinth Bucket panic looking for the Royal Doulton with hand painted periwinkles.

(When she was Mayor of Limerick: pbs.twimg.com/media/DzPXh2SWoAMV...)

Skip to 1:30 -- there's a lot of random footage of people at a horse show first in the intro!




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Also btw, we used 'Schuko' outlets back then (and some old style UK round pin type) both were replaced with the present day rectangular pin type from sometime in the late 1960s. Some unfamiliar fittings around that kitchen.

It also features what is known here as 'the hotpress' (press was a large cupboard, an old word that survives in use here). So, hotpress = heated cupboard = airing cupboard in the UK.
All cupboards / closets in Ireland are known as a 'press'.




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Post# 1147739 , Reply# 72   4/30/2022 at 09:42 (219 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
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Alistair,

No, that removable cord didn't have a built-in thermostat. It looks like an old fashioned iron without a termostate, just plug in and unplug it when it's hot enough. The contra plug is a universal plug for appliances. Many appliances came without a cord, so you had to have one of these. It was used on all kind of appliances, we had them on vacuums, toasters and like here on irons. Many people also used these as an extension cord. Because the pins of normal plugs were too small to keep them attached, people used elastic bands to keep the plugs together. Ofcourse that meant a fire hazard as many people experienced. Therefor the introduction of a new type of contra plug in later years.

The little Philips mixer is fun to use when you have loads of time! It's one of the most anemic mixers I have ever used. Only worse was a small Philips one with only one whisk, that was meant for stirring sauces.


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Post# 1147740 , Reply# 73   4/30/2022 at 09:46 (219 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
ESB

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iej,

In the ESB is an interesting moment where you can see a Schuko plug with a fuse! It's at 3.45 into the video. I've never seen that before.


Post# 1147742 , Reply# 74   4/30/2022 at 10:17 (219 days old) by iej (.... )        

Not to go way off topic, but it was an Schuko implementation of what is known as a 'Cooker Control Unit'.

There's a lever/rotary switch on the right hand side of the device, which you pulled down to switch on the power. The fuse was there to protect the socket at 16amps max.

They were a combined unit that provided an isolating switch for the cooker (either 32 or 45 amp) and a switched socket, usually used for something like an electric kettle, or perhaps some other cooking appliance like a skillet or a deep fat fryer that needed to be near the cooker.

With present day BS1363 plugs (the UK type), each plug top carries an individual fuse. So, you can connect the sockets to higher rated circuits and the appliances are still all fused to 3, 5, 10 or 13amps depending on what's fitted in the plug. However, with Schuko being unfused, the regulations, even back then, required a local fuse to protect the socket as it was connected to a 32amp (or even a 45amp) circuit. So there's a Diazed fuse on the device.

Modern version, actually not used here, as we no longer allow sockets on a cooker circuit, but they're common in the UK and in pre 1980s installations here.

I remember the Nilfisk GA70 you've posted above! My grandmother had one for decades and it *still* works! I think it must date from the 1960s sometime. The removable cord was always a standard feature of those machines and the models that came later in the 80s continued to use a modern IEC connector.


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Post# 1147745 , Reply# 75   4/30/2022 at 12:18 (219 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The Nilfisk in the picture has an in between connector, it's not yet the ECE one, but not the old fashioned one either. It was hard to find a picture of a vacuum with the old model connector.

Post# 1147747 , Reply# 76   4/30/2022 at 12:45 (219 days old) by iej (.... )        

The main reason for it was that old flexible cords were extremely prone to fraying and breaking. So they had to be easily replaceable / maintainable.

I wouldn’t be surprised in this day and age if a large % of small appliances would end up being disposed of because of a minor fault like that.

Nilfisk was probably the only commonly found Scandinavian appliance here back in the day. I remember encountering a pair of older semi commercial ASKO machines running in a canal stop services area. You operated them with a smart card into a meter on the wall.


Post# 1147753 , Reply# 77   4/30/2022 at 13:45 (219 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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In the Netherlands vacuums with a connector were often sold with a Draka cable, a rubber coated cord in one part. It was supposed to be more durable, but eventually they deteriorated as well. Draka was a Dutch manufacturer of all sorts of cables, later bought up by Philips and much later it was bought up by an Italian company.

Here's a picture of a Nilfisk on display with a Draka cord.

Picture from the Dutch "Stofzuigermuseum"

www.stofzuigermuseum.nl/d...



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Post# 1147776 , Reply# 78   4/30/2022 at 20:40 (219 days old) by iej (.... )        

Actually forgot, speaking of Sweden. I’ve an Electrolux Model 12 1930s vacuum in the attic, including its original wooden box and accessories.

Post# 1147795 , Reply# 79   5/1/2022 at 04:00 (218 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
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Sorry, i could have been clearer in what I wrote about the cord, I meant to say that I had never seen a removable cord in that position on the iron, I have seen loads of removable cords on irons, toasters electric kettles and, of course, coffee percolators. Back in the 1940s and 50s removable cords were common on many vacuum cleaners - Goblin, Vactric, Dudley and Phoenix - the picture below shows a Phoenix with its large connector there is actually a picture of a Phoenix embossed on the other side of the connector. The other main candidate are Electrolux cylinder cleaners up to around 1970 which had a connector much like that shown above on the Nilfisk, with the angled flat pins. But this was not the case in all territories, I one had a German manufactured Model 65 which had the flex permanently attached, it entered the machine in the same position as the plug and socket. I have examples of all these plus the Nilfisk shown above. The Nilfisk has an optional power nozzle which doubles up on the socket shown above

Post# 1147796 , Reply# 80   5/1/2022 at 05:32 (218 days old) by iej (.... )        

It’s totally off topic but there used to be a vast array of proprietary and non standardised connectors used as appliance couplers. Often manufacturer specific or ad hoc standards that emerged. They were largely standardised by the IEC over the years.

There’s an website maintained by Oof Oud that describes, explains and chronicles the evolution of the world’s mains power plugs, sockets and couplers - there are a lot of them!

www.plugsocketmuseum.nl/A...


Post# 1148190 , Reply# 81   5/7/2022 at 06:04 (212 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a video with a test kitchen. All solid burners! Don't watch if you hate those. ;-)








Post# 1148192 , Reply# 82   5/7/2022 at 07:30 (212 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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That was a fun one. Interesting to see the tyranny (!) of the home ec graduates occurrred in Sweden too. The pictures look so similar to the ones in the Betty Crocker (General Mills) cookbooks of the era.

Post# 1148195 , Reply# 83   5/7/2022 at 08:48 (212 days old) by iej (.... )        

They were everywhere in that era!

Post# 1149501 , Reply# 84   5/25/2022 at 10:47 (194 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
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1961






Post# 1149522 , Reply# 85   5/25/2022 at 14:47 (194 days old) by iej (.... )        

Were these cinema ads? They just seem rather detailed and long for TV, more like in-store information films or something.

Post# 1149537 , Reply# 86   5/25/2022 at 17:46 (194 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        


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Read elsewhere that they were cinema ads as no commercial TV in Sweden at the time

Post# 1149575 , Reply# 87   5/26/2022 at 08:31 (193 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Oh yes Pledge, my mother used it too. I can still smell it!



Post# 1149577 , Reply# 88   5/26/2022 at 11:01 (193 days old) by iej (.... )        

I’m pretty sure we used Mr Sheen ‘shines umpteen things clean!’ I rarely use furniture polish these days.



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Post# 1149684 , Reply# 89   5/28/2022 at 02:55 (191 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
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I almost got a heart attack from watching this. An ad for Philips appliances with a leading roll for the anemic Philips handmixer.








Post# 1149688 , Reply# 90   5/28/2022 at 04:09 (191 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
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Louis

I had boiled some potatoes only yesterday to make a Shepherds Pie topping and I almost reached for the Philips mixer to see how it would perform, I wish I had now! I may make some mayonnaise next week to make Coronation Chicken for the Queen's Platinum (70 year) Jubilee so maybe I can give it a try then :)


I wonder is that a coffee grinder that is stored next to the mixer on the wall at 1.55.

The floor attachment on the cleaner looks rather like the one adopted many years later by UK Goblin cleaners although perhaps on a rather smaller scale.

I find these films very enjoyable :)

Al


Post# 1149704 , Reply# 91   5/28/2022 at 09:32 (191 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Yes, that is a coffee grinder indeed. It was available in many colours.

I think you would have to be careful with using the mixer for mashed potatoes, the beaters are very thin. I did use a later model with the thicker beaters for mashing. Making a mayonnaise should be no problem.

I agree, very enjoyable! I wonder if Philips sold washing machines in Sweden.



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Post# 1149708 , Reply# 92   5/28/2022 at 09:39 (191 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        

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Those are nice colours, I would have a job deciding which one to buy, to have them all would be a bit much. I wonder why they did not include that in the film?

It would be interesting to know if the sold washers in Sweden? And if they would be automatic? I do not know when Philips built their French facility for front load washers and the H axis ones they made here started around 1968. They did sell twin tubs previously but not until 1962 or so when their takeover of the Ada factory was complete. There was also a Philips wringer washer (or at least a prototype) although I have never seen one advertised or featured in any home.

Al


Post# 1149713 , Reply# 93   5/28/2022 at 09:53 (191 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I guess it's more a lifestyle commercial, they didn't show the several colours the mixer came in either. The colours of the mixers were totally different though, more or less pastel. One wonders if the responsible designer was colour blind.

Philips started with semi-automatic H-axis toploaders, the automatics came later. I will search the newspaper archives to see if I can find an early ad about them.


Post# 1149716 , Reply# 94   5/28/2022 at 10:25 (191 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I found a small news paper article that says that Philips has started selling washing machines in England under it's own name. They were already making washing machines in England before that, but not under their own name. The new washing machine has a competitive price. The article is from November 26th 1962.

I also found an ad with two washing machines, a semi automatic and an automatic. The ad is from May 21st 1963.


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Post# 1149726 , Reply# 95   5/28/2022 at 13:09 (191 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
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Louis

When you posted that advert it reminded me Which tested this machine amongst others in 1964 - the report was published in November of that year. I had forgotten about that one - it was made in France


Post# 1149730 , Reply# 96   5/28/2022 at 13:32 (191 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Made in France

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I didn't know where they were made, but it makes sense. These machines were also sold in France relabelled as Laden and Bosch.



Post# 1149792 , Reply# 97   5/29/2022 at 09:44 (190 days old) by iej (.... )        

France seems to have been one of the few places that really took to top-load, drum based automatics. I know they were and are used elsewhere, but I think France seems to have been their 'spiritual home' for some reason. It's also not the case that most French people live in small Parisian apartments, that's a very niche market too. In my experience of French houses, the washing machine tends to live in the garage or various random locations depending on how things landed in the design. They seem to have been a consumer preference there as even in very spacious homes, it wasn't unusual to find those machines in use and being purchased in preference to front loading types.

Seems though looking at French electrical retail sites, like darty.fr they're becoming a lot more niche these days. The vast majority of models are now the same front-loaders that you see everywhere else in Europe.

Even in their heyday it seems like a small number of companies were manufacturing them under different brands, as they were very niche compared to the broader European market which was mostly focused on front loaders.


Post# 1149819 , Reply# 98   5/29/2022 at 15:44 (190 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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@R66

Ironrite never sold their ironers outside of USA.

Irornite Ironer Company merged with (or was sold to) Dielectric Products and Engineering Company, who in December 1961 decided to shut down Ironrite ironer production due to low sales.

Have not been able to run things to ground exactly, but at some point either after Ironrite Ironer Company closed (and patents expired), and or with consent before that event Pfaff in Germany began producing ironers based on Ironrite design. For a while Pfaff used "Ironrite" name and logo design.

www.automaticwasher.org/c...


cms8.revize.com/revize/mtclemens...


www.libble.eu/pfaff-362/online-m...

www.ricardo.ch/fr/a/pfaff-buegel...


www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/...


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Post# 1149820 , Reply# 99   5/29/2022 at 15:52 (190 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Ironrite came out with a "portable" and stationary compact version of their ironers, the 890.

www.jitterbuzz.com/the_ironrite.h...

www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/...

Those two ironers were basis of what Pfaff introduced to Europe, and indeed like Ironrite in North America they were only ironers sold with heating units below roller rather than in back. Like Ironrite 890 they also folded down for storage.


Post# 1149822 , Reply# 100   5/29/2022 at 16:04 (190 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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"I have never seen one of those devices for stretching sheets and the like before ironing before, it looks rather useful to me"

In many parts of northern Europe tradition of kaltmangel (cold ironing) still holds. To fold long and large items such as sheets and table cloths into proper folds for putting through mangle (cold or heated) someone came up with that niffy device. It allowed one person to do the job easily instead of usual two.


On this side of pond we have "extra hand" or "third arm" folding devices that allow easier manual folding of large flatwork.





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Post# 1149829 , Reply# 101   5/29/2022 at 19:33 (190 days old) by iej (.... )        

They’re interesting gadgets, but it just highlights how little ironing I do. I’ve never seen one of those in reality lol

Most of my clothes either don’t need ironing at all (knitwear, sweaters etc) - or I just take things out of the dryer or off the line and hang or fold them and a lot of lighter things like t shirts, sweaters and so on just go on a 1600 spin and straight onto clothes hangers in the laundry room, which opens our into the yard and has loads of ventilation.

I use the steam cycle on the Miele dryer if things need a bit of wrinkle relaxing and just put them on a hanger.

The only thing I really iron are shirts and I don’t wear suits. I might do the jacket over T-shirt thing with jeans. That’s about as business formal as I ever get.

If I’m being very fussy I iron the bed linen - on the bed, with a Tefal steam generator iron. Might do the pillow cases on an ironing board but that’s about it.


Post# 1149833 , Reply# 102   5/29/2022 at 20:30 (190 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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From 1956







Post# 1149926 , Reply# 103   5/31/2022 at 01:24 (189 days old) by iej (.... )        

How is / was Surf positioned in Sweden?

It was a budget brand here but seems to be all about fragrance nowadays.


Post# 1149929 , Reply# 104   5/31/2022 at 01:59 (189 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Surf was always a value leader, going way back when Unilever (then Lever Bros) first introduced.

www.surf.co.uk/about/frag...

en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/3...

As you've noticed, it's mostly about scent nowadays.

www.unileverprofessional....


Post# 1149930 , Reply# 105   5/31/2022 at 02:03 (189 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Early Surf detergent, back when made by Lever Bros.

www.collectorsweekly.com/...


Post# 1149935 , Reply# 106   5/31/2022 at 03:34 (188 days old) by iej (.... )        

1993 Surf advert in Ireland - was all about price and a refund guarantee.











These ran for most of the 1990s and were somewhat intentionally of a particular tone, eventually somewhat sending themselves up. She was playing a soap opera character at the time.

Now it’s all about smelling like marshmallows or whatever it the current fad is.

I quite like their Herbal Extracts scent though..

I was just curious where it’s positioned in the Nordic market, as there are a few places where it’s the Unilever upper tier product. Internally they refer to that as Omo, even though it’s Persil, Skip, Surf etc depending on where you are and in France Omo seems to be the same product that is branded Surf here.

They seem to be increasingly following the same pattern as their ‘Heart Brand’ ice creams, where the logo is identical and the advertising is localised but there are umpteen local brand names. Omo seems to be “Splodge brand”




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Post# 1150843 , Reply# 107   6/11/2022 at 06:02 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Coffee-mate

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Who knew it could be so versatile






Post# 1150849 , Reply# 108   6/11/2022 at 10:04 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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That kind of stuff is disgusting in coffee, but who knows it works better in the other applications. lol

Post# 1150851 , Reply# 109   6/11/2022 at 10:25 by iej (.... )        

I suspect that use didn't quite make it past 1968...

Post# 1150852 , Reply# 110   6/11/2022 at 10:31 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Post# 1150854 , Reply# 111   6/11/2022 at 11:01 by iej (.... )        

Coffee creamers never really took off here - might have been available.

Historically though we were never a coffee drinking country. There's a vast array of modern coffee houses serving absolutely everything you can think of, but tea is still the default drink at home and we still get consume a shocking 5 to 6 cups per day or about 300 litres of tea each per year!

 

Interesting though to see it had other uses lol




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Post# 1150860 , Reply# 112   6/11/2022 at 12:41 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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The Netherlands is the 5th in rank of countries that drink the most coffee. And it's the first non-Scandinavian country on that list. Surprisingly Sweden is behind us. No wonder with such abominations as powdered creamer. lol

Most older people take a bit of evaporated milk in their coffee, I belong to that group too. Younger people use oatmilk etc. for all kinds of coffee variations. Ofcourse the real coffee drinkers drink black coffee. Tea is considered mostly here a drink for those who don't like coffee. Or you drink it when you need to lessen your coffee consumption.


Post# 1152506 , Reply# 113   6/26/2022 at 05:41 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Super Radion

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1962 - you need to watch it right through to see laundry equipment which turns up from time through the video

I wonder if, at around 3.13 in we see a successor to the Evalett washer I have previously posted in this thread






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Post# 1152521 , Reply# 114   6/26/2022 at 10:27 by iej (.... )        

Radion was a brand that appeared here for a few years and vanished again.

Unilever dropped it in as a mainstream detergent with an odour-removal focus. I didn't realise it was a long established Scandinavian brand.

It's quite possible the product launched in this market had little in common with it.

 

Wisk was briefly launched and withdrawn in or around that era too. 

 

Unilever also more recently launched Neutral 0%, the zero-fragrance Scandinavian brand, but primarily online only and never really pushed it very hard and then it vanished again. I didn't think they gave it much of a chance to take off. I'd have been quite keen on a non-scented version of their products.

 

Perhaps 'Persil Neutral 0%' would have probably been a better seller though.


Post# 1152601 , Reply# 115   6/27/2022 at 06:40 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Radion (not Super AFAIR) was sold in the Netherlands too. My grandmother got a free bag of it when her first Zanussi was delivered around 1965. It appeared to be far from low sudsing, so she bought something else after the bag was empty.

Post# 1152809 , Reply# 116   6/29/2022 at 05:52 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Crystal Queen

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Atlas refrigerators and freezers

I do not remember seeing these on sale in the UK yet the internal fittings are labelled in English, a relatively small range of appliances, of course, even back then, Electrolux would have had a major market share. I have never seen a chest freezer of that style, small capacity of the amount of floorspace it is taking up






Post# 1152909 , Reply# 117   6/29/2022 at 22:28 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Internal fittings were often in labelled in English, at least overhere in the Netherlands. We had a fridge in the 60's too with english labels. I guess manufacturers couldn't be bothered to change the language for every country.

That chest freezer has an amazing small capacity indeed in relation to it's size.


Post# 1153039 , Reply# 118   7/1/2022 at 15:16 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
1967 Radion

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With some very nice machines including a V-Zug!


Post# 1153100 , Reply# 119   7/2/2022 at 10:42 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
1967 Radion

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Brilliant!

Post# 1153111 , Reply# 120   7/2/2022 at 13:11 by Davey7 (Chicago)        
For those not familiar with Sweden....

In the '67 Radion advert it starts off asking "how do you wash these dresses"

Wash!! You throw them out is the response.

That metal hatch is the standard Swedish apartment building trash chute door. You sometimes even found them in fancier houses too.

'67 was a big year for Sweden - they changed sides of the road then.

(also, Radion is Swedish for "the radio"... now ask me what tape is in Swedish)


Post# 1153161 , Reply# 121   7/3/2022 at 04:32 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Google translate gave me the word for tape. lol

The twintub in the scene with mother and child is an intriguing. I thought it was an Elektrohelios, but it looks different than the one (without spinner) in the Tekniska museet. I guess there were quite a few brands that sold those.

digitaltmuseum.se/021028545204/t...

And then there is that built under the counter frontloader....



Post# 1153181 , Reply# 122   7/3/2022 at 10:39 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        


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Louis

I wonder if it is a twin tub - there is no doubt the two are a matched set, but the change in depth between the two parts and what appears to be two pull handles and also the change to the profile between the washer and the spinner at the rear makes me wonder if the spinner is an entirely separate unit.

As mentioned previously, the Husqvarna machine at the start appears to be an AEG clone. As to the second front loader, I have no idea whatsoever

Al


Post# 1153185 , Reply# 123   7/3/2022 at 10:54 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Al,

It's actually a bit of both. Just like we saw in a previous video that washer and spinner are connected to eachother. You can see a metal strip between the washing machine and the spinner. I guess it's best of both worlds. To me that makes it a twintub, but you can just as well say they are two separate machines.

Husqvarna has put the name on AEG machines for a very long time. If you visit the Husqvarna museum, you'd think you are in an AEG museum.

The second frontloader looks a bit like a Rondomatic TOL machine, but it's too different to be just that. For instance the door swings the other way.


Post# 1153191 , Reply# 124   7/3/2022 at 12:05 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Metal strip

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Louis

Wow, you do look at these videos with a sharp eye LOLOL But now you mention it, I can see it too. Rather like a much more advanced Hoover Twosome - I see the point you are making.

I would love one of those AEG machines, or even a Husqvarna - I am not too fussy!

I have not heard of Rondomatic at all


Post# 1153200 , Reply# 125   7/3/2022 at 12:53 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Al,

Well, don't ask me how often I watched that video already. lol Besides that I had seen such a strip before in the commercial of the Asea Skandia commercial in Reply #33 at 2:15. That one may have a common toe kick plate too.

I added a Dutch ad for a Rondomatic. It's an all push button model, the second frontloader in the commercial may be too.




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Post# 1153207 , Reply# 126   7/3/2022 at 13:16 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Rondomatic

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I can see how it might be. Maybe as the door is of a different style and the full width of the machine it was reversible although it does not appear that the door catch could be reversed. Where were Rondo machines made please?

Post# 1153210 , Reply# 127   7/3/2022 at 13:39 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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No, quite a few differences. I just can't stand that I don't know what it is. lol

Rondo was a German brand, later gobbled up by AEG so their later machines were relabelled.... So there was a time that you could have the same machine as AEG, Zanker, Husqvarna or Vorwerk. And who knows what else.

The Doris was their first frontloader IIRC.


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Post# 1154963 , Reply# 128   7/22/2022 at 16:16 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
More Philips

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Iron, freezer and that handmixer again.






Post# 1157728 , Reply# 129   8/24/2022 at 09:09 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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This is an ad for textiles from the brand Gamlestaden AB. After about 1.30 into the video there are some nice examples of cold mangles. There are still some modern versions on the market in Scandinavia.








Post# 1157739 , Reply# 130   8/24/2022 at 12:28 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Glamoren

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Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo

Seems to be a rather similar system to Bex Bissell which we were familiar with here. I am curious about that Electrolux cleaner, although models varied from country to country.

I could not help wondering if this product had any relationship to the US Glamorene product






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Post# 1157749 , Reply# 131   8/24/2022 at 15:09 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I remember my mother rented a Hoover shampoo machine for the carpets once a year.

BTW, at the end the children are playing with a "Faller AMS Autorennbahn".


Post# 1157762 , Reply# 132   8/24/2022 at 16:56 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Hoover Shampoo Polisher

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They were a step well beyond the mechanical driven shampoo "machines" such as that in the video, as I I recall there were only sponges in those whereas you had the rather effective scrubbing action of the Hoover. The drawback for these was you just had to wait for the carpet to dry and then thoroughly vacuum them. By coincidence I have been shampooing carpets today using a much later Vax machine (not the orange Vax shop vac style cleaner) which allows to shampoo and rinse the carpets with the dirty water being sucked up so it does not take so long for the carpets to dry.

We also had a mechanically driven shampoo "machine" here in the 1970s but really it could not have been much more effective than the manual one


Post# 1157792 , Reply# 133   8/24/2022 at 21:51 by Davey7 (Chicago)        

As a tidbit for non-Swedes, curtains are generally just decorative panels and are changed out seasonally in many Swedish homes (hence the changing curtains in "trivsel med textil" video.

I love the "washing the car is mens work" bit...

My mom had a Bissel carpet shampooer in the 70's (not sure why, since we never had wall to wall carpet ever).


Post# 1157799 , Reply# 134   8/25/2022 at 00:29 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
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Louis, that Cylinda is very reminiscent of the Laundry Alternative Niagara washer though the Niagara doesn't spin out and is more compact.

Post# 1157800 , Reply# 135   8/25/2022 at 00:36 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
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Even though I'm part Swede, I can't understand the language. bummer. Wish I could

Adorable black poodle was just like the one we had growing up. I hope they weren't claiming the vacuum would get out dog hair because the poodle (along with one other breed) don't shed.

The Electrolux originated in Stockholm.


Post# 1157813 , Reply# 136   8/25/2022 at 05:29 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
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I guess it's more the other way around, the Niagara is reminiscent of the Cylinda, the Staber and a lot of other variations on the theme, mostly found in Europe. On this site they are often referred to as H-axis toploaders.

Post# 1157882 , Reply# 137   8/25/2022 at 22:26 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Yes, true. Thank-you.

I'm using mine right now.


Post# 1157942 , Reply# 138   8/26/2022 at 17:16 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Electrolux

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Including the countertop dishwasher and the Electrolux Assistent.








Post# 1158300 , Reply# 139   8/31/2022 at 04:55 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Love that Electrolux Film

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So much to see there, early fridge freezers and upright freezers. Who knew that there would be a tie up between Electrolux and Miele? Are those washers that appear before the Miele manufactured by Electrolux? They look like they may be semi automatic.

The little round dishwasher is semi automatic but is simple in operation and would be no bother to deal with whilst clearing up other things after a meal. In the 1965 report a Which? member said of it "If a bad man demanded my honour or my dishwasher, the latter would remain in violate". Not only was it substantially cheaper than the competition it was also "plug and play" - not requiring an expensive (at the time) installation. On the link is a previous thread ChesterMike posted when our good friend Richard (ricky5050) brought his down for us to try - its on the link


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Post# 1158301 , Reply# 140   8/31/2022 at 05:00 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
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Here is a link the video which should appear in the old thread which has to be watched in YouTube, narration by Richard


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Post# 1158302 , Reply# 141   8/31/2022 at 05:09 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
Husqvarna 2000 Sewing Machine 1963

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Looks very advanced for the time. Around 2.30 you can see and AEG from load washer, as established back up this thread Husqvarna "badged" AEG washers under their own brand






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Post# 1158390 , Reply# 142   9/1/2022 at 07:40 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I never knew

AB Electrolux and Miele ever produced anything togaether.

Post# 1158413 , Reply# 143   9/1/2022 at 11:16 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I knew that machine existed. Don't remember if we discussed it here before.

Post# 1159588 , Reply# 144   9/15/2022 at 08:41 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
More Carpet And Upholstry Shampoo

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And a lady who know the proper way to use her Electrolux vacuum :)






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Post# 1159592 , Reply# 145   9/15/2022 at 09:42 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Don't wear street shoes in the house. Keeps all that grime at the door.

That carpet is too nice to see it get dirty. She needs a power nozzle for that Electrolux.


Post# 1159593 , Reply# 146   9/15/2022 at 09:44 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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This post has almost 150 pages. It's so popular it might be a good idea to start a second so this doesn't get "too heavy" to load properly.

Post# 1159686 , Reply# 147   9/17/2022 at 03:00 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        
Part 2

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