This circa 1950s ad makes me question the picture-worth-a-thousand words adage. It seems that the Kelvinator folks were quite content with a single word, albeit one used repeatedly. A curious decision by the artist, too, to sully the streamlined lines of the appliance by depicting its little blocky feet.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.