Chicago. Crane Co., No date. Ca. 1940.
Booklet, black and white illustrations, 16pp, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, pictorial paper wrappers. Very good condition. The booklet, clearly addressed to women, features ground plans for what Crane terms a "humanized, Family Planned Kitchen" emphasizing efficiency. One such plan depicts an arrangement of cabinets and appliances in a space 11½ x 13½ feet. The modest floor area is referred to as "energy conserving." Various sink designs are pictured; these are cunningly titled: the Homemaker; the Kitchen Queen; the Sunnyday etc. Two basic floor plans are suggested, the "U-type" or the "L-type," named for the traffic-flow pattern between the dining room and the back door. The rear cover features a full page of accessories; these include a bread box, a pan cover drawer, a garbage pail with self-lifting lid, and other handy items. An interesting booklet in very good condition featuring pre-war kitchens. Item #47352