25 October 2013

The Hell?

Only the proud inventor of the Automatic Electric Fireless Cooker Range could call the ungainly appliance 'attractive and beautiful in design.' And the promise of love at first sight is a particularly bold claim, given the less-than-flattering photograph. But perhaps I'm being too judgmental, here; aesthetic standards in 1928 weren't bad, as much as they were simply different from today. In fact, Wm. Campbell was ahead of his time with the technology of the AEFCR: The drawer-style cooking component predates the modern slide-out microwave by more than seventy years.

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