ANNE GREENE here. I’m writing a book with the working title DESPITE ALL ODDS set in the 1920s. I think you will be as interested as I am in life during the 1920s. So, here are some of the modern new inventions that made life easier for the housewife and gave her the ability to leave backbreaking chores inside the home to find a career outside.
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The 1920s was a decade of inventions.
With electricity now available, inventors introduced new machines to the US. The electric washing machine saved hours of work for the housewife.
The electric refrigerator made food preparation so much easier.
The pop-up toaster, invented in the 1920s, was too expensive until the 1930s when sliced bread sold in grocery stores. Sliced bread in wrappers finally appeared in 1928.
In 1924 people went to stores and movie theaters to cool off with the new air-conditioners.
The hair dryer became available in beauty shops.
In 1927 the refrigerator, though expensive and dangerous because of the type of coolant used grew popular.
With the new bobs, bob pins came on the market.
The Band-aid appeared and the Boy Scouts made them popular.
Insulin started saving lives. Diabetes was no longer a death sentence. Penicillin was discovered and used as a cure for eye infections.
Radio was introduced and instantly became a necessity. Car Radio for the dashboard was invented.
The Traffic Signal, looking exactly as it does today, made an appearance.
The Electric vacuum cleaner saved the housewife hours of hard labor.
What invention do you think helped the housewife the most?
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ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won three prestigious book awards. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement released November, 2013. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to awesome new worlds and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. She loves to talk with her readers. Buy Anne’s books at http://www.Amazon.com. Talk with Anne on twitter at @TheAnneGreene. View Anne’s books, travel pictures and art work at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com.
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