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Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (7)

Part 4 - Hoosier Cabinet Ads

The Hoosier Manufacturing Company had Emmett G. McQuinn (son of J.M. McQuinn)  in charge of the advertising and marketing. What a fine job he did! You can see The Hoosier all over the place - Ladies Home Journal, House Beautiful and in images in cook books and kitchen designs. It's like "The Hoosier goes viral" in 1900's!…



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Added by Jan Petroff on December 29, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

Part 3 - The Look and Design of The American Hoosier Cabinet



1905 Hoosier Ad (above from http://tennessee.inetgiant.com/nashville/addetails/hoosier-cabinet-s-springfield/13379535)- shows accessories and how the Hoosier was used…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Part 2 - 1900 The Hoosier Manufacturing Company

The who's and how's of the Hoosier Cabinet's start are a bit conflicting.

On the youtube video (below) we're led to believe the Hoosier was invented by…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 27, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Part 1 - The Housier Cabinet 1890's Kitchen

"1890 Wash Day photo from www.explorepahistory.com"] [/caption]…[Woman and man sit in Walt Whi... Digital ID: 1636029. New York Public Library

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 23, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Antiques and Collectibles in Boston

Boston is a great American city, rich with colonial history and a treasure trove for any collector.  My mother, grandmother and I travel around to auctions and antique shows all over the country and we find so many great things in the Northeast that we actually have to keep a Boston storage unit for the seasons that we work the New England region.  Though there are great collectibles that find their way out of attics and…

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Added by Lisa M. on December 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Hoosier Cabinet - A Culinary Work Station

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From Indiana Public Media Article by Yaël Ksander

I've always wanted a Hoosier Cabinet (after I found out what it was). Besides being a…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 11, 2011 at 6:55am — 6 Comments

Charles Heman Leonard - The Man Behind the Refrigerator

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From THE GRAND RAPIDS HERALD, Grand Rapids, Mich., Wed., March 23, 1927, Pg. 1, Cols. 6&7 and Pg. 2, Col. 4 Obituary

Death yesterday afternoon claimed CHARLES H. LEONARD, pioneer refrigerator manufacturer at his home 455 Morris Ave., SE. He had been in failing health…

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Added by Jan Petroff on December 11, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

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