Sunday, 20 January 2008

Home help: 1950s

Proud to be considered a 'labour-saving' device, Mr Gnome takes a keen interest in the history of domestic appliances.

This advertisement comes from the programme of the 1951 Festival of Britain.

The HB feels immensely privileged to remember both of the adverised items in use in his family home in the middle part of the Fifties.

Strange how at least two of the copywriters' key words are now 'museum pieces' in their own right: 'mangle' and 'housewife'....

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