Ladies Home Journal March 1930 from sweetgaldecals on Flickr
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)