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That thing doesn't even appear to have a blade!
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I always wanted one of these coffee makers.
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What does it mean when it says "Light Company"? $15.00 in 1938 was $276.... A huge sum for an 8 cup coffee maker!!!
Nowadays this is a given. How hard it was for a housewife back then! It really was a full time job.
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Kitty wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:08 am
What does it mean when it says "Light Company"? $15.00 in 1938 was $276.... A huge sum for an 8 cup coffee maker!!!
Nowadays this is a given. How hard it was for a housewife back then! It really was a full time job.
Actually, I didn't even read the copy. I was too entranced by the look of it and imagining what the coffee would taste like from it. :D

I'm guessing "light company" must mean the electric utility office. I'm surmising that from the fact that the old timers used to call an electricity bill a "light bill" (I suppose because that's mostly about all they used electricity for)—though it seems strange you'd buy appliances from the utility company. But maybe they did have a showroom where they'd sell them—after all natural gas suppliers today sell heaters. :)

$276. :o Wow. That was a lot for a coffee maker, indeed.

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This is a cool full page ad for Kodak in the September 1913 Motion Picture Story Magazine.
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I like that one. :D

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The cup creature is apparently named "Cuppa Brisk." Kind of creepy, Cuppa, but I like her anyway. (How do you like that mascot, Kitty? :) )

Only now I want a cup of tea, but it's too late and the caffeine might keep me awake. :roll: Sure picked that guy up!
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"Feeling Fagged?" is definitely not a phrase you hear every day.
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Yeah, at least in America it's pretty much died out now, lol

Something about Cuppa's face that's offputting... I think maybe some livelier eyes would've made it less creepy :?
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BettyLouSpence wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Something about Cuppa's face that's offputting... I think maybe some livelier eyes would've made it less creepy :?
Yes, and if you imagine the face beginning to animate as you drink from the cup... :shock:

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