September 1, 2014

Retrospective: Appliance Advertising From the Fifties

Some of you might remember these; for everyone else, yes,  this is how the fridge and stove really looked.

My childhood best friend had the whole matched set – in pink!- I was so envious.

 

Did anyone sit down to breakfast dressed like this?  And where are the kids? 

Is the jam part of this toaster?  Nooo… It came as a set with small dishes for butter and jam and a plate for the toast.

A Source for Antique Replica and Retro Style Kitchens

If you are planning your new kitchen or remodel and have your heart set on a 1950s  or Victorian look, Elmira Stove Works will have you covered.  They have two product lines, Antique and Northstar which include ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and more.
 

Antique

The Elmira Antique line adds the warmth and beauty of an antique, traditional, or country style to any home. Choose one piece as an accent or the full ensemble to complete a spectacular antique kitchen. Ranges and refrigerators are carefully handcrafted, offer professional state-of-the-art features, come in six colors, and have a multitude of options and trims. Ranges have self-cleaning ovens, eleven range tops to choose from including induction, and come in two different sizes for your convenience.

Northstar

The Elmira Northstar line is definitely a state-of-the-art retro trip! Nine cool colors and chrome accents allow the Northstar ranges, refrigerators, and range hoods to transform your kitchen into one of style and sophistication. The Northstar refrigerator is the coolest appliance you’ll ever own with its optional ice maker, Energy Star rating, 19 cu. ft. of storage, Visi-shelving, and adjustable door bins.

Northstar ranges offer full-sized, self-cleaning ovens (convection optional), high-speed radiant elements or high power sealed gas burners, delayed-start bake/clean, and much more. Complete the retro look with a dishwasher door panel and a professional-quality Northstar range hood, which offers four speeds, outside-vented fan, and dual halogen lights.

We have not yet reviewed these appliances, but they sure look fun, while still providing the conveniences we are accustomed to finding in our 21st century kitchens.