Goshen, IN and more: Various, c. 1930s and 1940s. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Quarto, pp. 8, 18 (plus 4-page insert), 18, 23, illustrated with b/w and color drawings and photographs. Very Good; one of the four has been folded lengthwise. Item #20446
These four catalogs give a nice overview of the basic kitchen units available in the 1930s and 1940s. The first catalog is dated Spring 1938, and was distributed by the I-XL Furniture Company in Goshen, IN. This 8-page catalog features b/w drawings of their sectional kitchen units, and suggested groupings for different wall spaces. The second catalog is called "Dream Kitchens for a Song" by Youngstown Kitchens, manufactured by Mullins in Warren, OH. This 1948 color catalog shows a mischievous family in their kitchen, with a leaping dog, pranking teenagers, and a laughing baby enjoying the show. The third catalog was printed in the 1930s and features sanitary fixtures by Rundle of Milwaukee, WI, including kitchen and bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilets. It is illustrated in b/w and color. The fourth catalog was printed in 1940 and features kitchen cabinets by Porta-Bilt in Nappanee, IN. It includes b/w photographs before and after remodeling with Porta-Bilt. An attractive lot.