14 September 2012

You Might Well Ask

Reading this ad [click the picture to enlarge it] for the Smoothtop range, this statement made me laugh out loud: 'The one kitchen element which everyone considered hopeless suddenly emerges compact, smart, modern...'. From today's perspective, that might seem quite an exaggeration, but in 1926, the behemoth cast-iron cookstove was still a part—albeit a diminished one—of the domestic landscape.

The 'new-style' kitchen certainly sizzles with color. I do suspect that architect J. Floyd Yewell was a man of rather tall stature, given his positioning of the most-curious cabinet near the sink.

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