Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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|HE increased use of electricity in every branchof industry is surprising even to the mostardent advocates of this mysterious form ofenergy. Not only has electricity invaded theterritories occupied by all other forms ofenergy, but it has actually created new fieldsof its own. This is particularly marked by the present elec-trical invasion of our homes, where labor-saving devices werenever thought of until electricity showed its wonderful adapt-ability to all classes of work. Electric light had scarcelyceased to be a novelty when the electric fan was introducedand then the sewing machine motor. In the past few yearsmore attention has been paid to electric heating devices. Inthe nursery and sickroom electric milk warmers and devicesfor heating water are becoming a necessity, while the easily
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The Electric Hair-drying Machine regulated electric pad threatens to entirely displace the hot-water bag. Quilts and comfortables and even rugs and car-pets are now wired for electrical heating. These are con-nected to the ordinary lighting circuit by means of the usualflexible cords. Their advantages for the nursery or for anybedroom will be apparent. Pictured in one of our engravings is a corner in an electrically equipped bathroom. On thewashstand is a water heater which will quickly heat enoughwater for shaving. At the right is a massage vibrator whichis portable and can be connected to any lamp socket. Thedevice is simple and can be easily operated by any one. Be-neath the bowl is an electric radiator. Electrically heatedcurling irons, electric cigar lighters, electric chafing dishes,etc., are but a few of the many electrically heated devicesnow in common use. Contrary to the popular impression thecost of electricity for operating these various householddevices is not very great.
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