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1920 The Kitchen Plan Book – Hoosier Manufacturing Company

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Hoosier had a competition for the best kitchen design from 343 architects and designers in the early 1900’s. They put 50 of the plans in The Kitchen Design Book. Here are the first three, including the winner A. Thomson Thorne.

All the photos are from REVIVALthedigest on flickr

The Kitchen Plan Book

The Kitchen Plan Book

The Kitchen Plan Book

The Kitchen Plan Book


Hoosier Cabinets On Flickr

When you spend all day on the computer where do you end up?

With me it’s Flickr. I could wander all day and always find what I’m looking for.

This week it was Hoosier or Hoosier style cabinets – the Flickr photostreams have never let me down and there’s a Hoosier Cabinet group. Who knew?

Let’s look at some Hoosier’s –

From fiberartsfinatic – What great hardware!

Hoosier Cabinet

From lalapapawawa on flickr this piece is at The Marietta Museum of History in Marietta Georgia.

Detail of Hoosier Cabinet

From WayNet.org a Hoosier found in an antique store in Cambridge City, Indiana –

Hoosier Cabinet

From firexbrat a more modern design with great window detail –

Hoosier

From thors332 a beauty (love the imperfection and rooster, sweet)-

Hoosier Cabinet

I could keep going but


Part 5 – The Hoosier Manufacturing Company 1920’s

Hoosier ad in LHJ March 1930
Ladies Home Journal March 1930 from sweetgaldecals on Flickr

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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.

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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.

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Update on The Hoosier Cabinet Series



I’m behind as usual. Xmas is here. Got a bunch of work in from one of my ebay clients and left The Hoosier’s in the dust. But only for a few days!

There’s so much I love about these cabinets. So many things were happening in history at the turn-of-the-century. I find it all fascinating!

In the next week I’ll take a look at The Hoosier Manufacturing Company’s Kitchen Design Book, all those great glass Hoosier jars and how they’ve become one “hot” collectable and what happened Hoosier company.

And lots and lots of pictures of Hoosier’s.

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