Picture from www.Slumberland.org Some great kitchen designs from 1900’s
By 1916 other manufacturers started making their own versions of Hoosier style cupboards. McDougall, Sellers, Napanee, Sears, Roebuck & Co. are just a few.
Kitchen design started changing. Paint and tile started to be used for easy cleaning. The Hoosier Cabinet worktops (originally wood) became aluminum and “porceliron” (porcelain-enameled steel), then exclusively porceliron.
Hoosier had sold over a million cabinets by the 1920’s. They expanded with tables, chairs, sideboards and a clever stool that, when flipped over, became a stepladder.
For a dollar down and a dollar a week you could have a Hoosier Cabinet in your kitchen. If there wasn’t a dealer near you, they’d deliver. They had a Hoosier Cabinet Club you could join, a kitchen plan book (free with purchase), a Hoosier Council of Kitchen Scientists. These people were advertising masters.
- Part 1 – The Housier Cabinet 1890′s Kitchen (ramonasvintageapplianceforum.wordpress.com)
- Part 2 – 1900 The Hoosier Manufacturing Company (ramonasvintageapplianceforum.wordpress.com)