Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How to Decorate Like it's 1956, part 8

[This is a recurring post dedicated to highlighting snippets of "Chapter 7: Lighting" from Fire Farm's copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book, published in 1956. To see all posts from this series, click here.]

Raise your hand if your phonograph is properly lit. Anyone? No? Well that's a shame. How ever else will you listen to music if you can't set the needle correctly? Read on and learn how to fix this very modern-day problem. No? Well, read on anyway.

Built-in light is convenient

"Brighten up your storage shelves with built-in lighting, and add both beauty and convenience. Inside the phonograph you could add a light which turns on when you raise the lid. Or install such a light in the box where you store winter blankets and clothes.

If you're annoyed by a tangle of appliance cords around the night stand, 'build' light into stand so only one cord runs to the wall outlet. Use a 'table tap' like an extension cord with a flattened double outlet."

[Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book. Des Moines, IA: Meredith Publishing Company, 1956. Print.]

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