Power Center

Imagine the disappointment, the anger, the shame: Had you been gifted with a complete collection of small appliances this holiday [or had you been in 1957, the year of this ad] and excitedly plugged them all in at once, only to plunge the house into darkness by having overloaded a circuit. With two integral outlets and three retractable cords, this centralized power panel promised to do away with that threat. The most genteel homemaker is so utterly entranced by the product that I don't think there's a basis for the 'blown fuse' double entendre.

Let's hope for as happy a new year, shall we?