The Secret Life of the Home


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    Electric spin dryer, 1929.

    Spin dryer, electric, by Krauss of Leipzig, 1929

    Parnall 'Auto Dry' tumble drier, c 1958.

    "AUTO-DRY" Domestic electric tumble dryer, by Parnall (Yate) Ltd., 255 North Circular Road, London NW10, c. 1958

    Sunbeam 'Mixmaster' food mixer, c 1953.

    Sunbeam 'Mixmaster' food mixer, by Sunbeam Corporation, Chicago, c.1953.

    'Atomic' espresso coffee maker, c 1950.

    Atomic' espresso coffee maker, by A. & M.G. Sassoon, London, England. Brit. Pat. 633988/47, c. 1950.

    Hoover 'Keymatic' washing machine, 1963.

    Hoover 'Keymatic' washing machine, 1963.

    Belling Rotadine oven/hotplate, 1965.

    Belling Rotadine Oven, 1965

    GEC 'Magnet' electric cooker, model HO 920, 1927.

    Magnet' electric cooker HO 920, cast iron with enamelled drip tray and nickel-plated hob, with three hotplates, grill, plate warming compartment and oven with enamelled linings and double glass door, with 2-pin socket for additional electrical applia

    Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c 1890.

    Lily' portable oil (paraffin) heater with 2 flat wicks, with pale blue enamelled cast iron casing with removeable lid to permit cooking operations, with unusual neo-gothic windows, by John Harper and Co., Willenhall, 1880-1900

    HMV 'Ceramic' electric iron, c 1936.

    "Ceramic" electric iron, H.M.V., c. 1936

    Gas-powered fan heater, 1909-1920.

    Ventilating fan with gas-powered hot air engine and tilting fan designed to compete with electrically driven fans, of cast iron construction painted Lincoln green, patent no. 16,043 in 1909, by Brockway and Phillips, Lincolnshire, 1909-1920