Actually the Maytag appliance brand is are now owned by Whirlpool - the
old Maytag doesn't exist in any real sense as most (all?) current
products are Whirlpool-designed and mostly made offshore. Assuming that
both are today in good functional condition, I'd rather have a 20 year
old Maytag product than a new one, as I'd expect the latter to have a
longer remaining service life.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
In 1960, the wife stayed home with Wallace and
Theodour. She had black and white TV. After her
morning dexedrine, she had plenty of energy to
do her chores, and cook on the range. Dad came
home in the 8 cylinder Buick, using ethyl gas,
played with the boys for a while, and went to
the den to smoke his pipe. They would have paid
about $19.95 for a microwave, which would have
lasted 20 years. And comes in avocado green.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
Close but no cigar.
Raytheon licensed its technology to the Tappan Stove company. Tappan
introduced a large 220-volt wall unit as a home microwave oven in 1955.
It sold for $1,295 (figure $10,500 today).
The article was written in October 2010.
"Hand Crafted Zenith TV Sets" were very expensive at the time too. Mass
production has brought the price of many items down. The price of
anything that the government screws with too much skyrockets. I imagine
that if government wonks decided that microwave ovens must have
absolutely perfect shielding and safety, the price of microwave ovens
would be priced in the thousands of dollars. o_O
On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:27:19 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Percy Spencer discovered the heating effect of microwaves in 1945.
The first Raytheon commercial microwave oven was the 1161 Radarange,
which was marketed in 1954. Rated at 1600 watts, it was so large and
expensive that it was practical only for restaurant and institutional
In 1947, the first commercial microwave oven hit the market. These
primitive units where gigantic and enormously expensive, standing 5
1/2 feet tall, weighing over 750 pounds, and costing about $5000
each.($52,273 in today's dollars) The magnetron tube had to be
water-cooled, so plumbing installations were also required.
By the early 1950s, domestic appliance makers began showing interest
in the microwave. Lacking the distribution and marketing
infrastructure to promote and sell the product on its own, Raytheon
entered into a licensing agreement with Tappan Stove Company in 1952.
In 1955, Tappan introduced the first domestic microwave oven, which
featured a more compact but less powerful microwave generating system.
With a price tag of approximately $1,300, these domestic models fared
In 1967, Amana, a division of Raytheon, introduced its domestic
Radarange microwave oven, marking the beginning of the use of
microwave ovens in home kitchens. Although sales were slow during the
first few years, partially due to the ovens relatively expensive
price tag, the concept of quick microwave cooking had arrived. In
succeeding years, Litton and a number of other companies joined the
countertop microwave oven market. By the end of 1971, the price of
countertop units began to decrease and their capabilities were
On 10/15/2013 8:53 PM, email@example.com wrote:
A Vietnam vet who operated a radar unit told me he would aim it at the
passing Gooks to sterilize them. Back in the 80's when I was out in the
Pacific at the missile range, there are some very powerful radar units
out there and when a Russian trawler got too close, the operators would
aim the big radar dish at the snooping ship and they would quickly come
about and take of at flank speed with smoke coming out of a few places
on the little ship. ^_^
On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:50:52 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I was just getting out of college in 1972 and setting up my first real
"place of my own". As a bachelor chef, one of the first items on my
list was a microwave oven. Unlike most of my cars, it's not something
I "wish I still had" but I sure enjoyed using it and quite honestly
there isn't more then a dimes worth of functional difference between
the one I had in 1972 and the one I have today other then increased
power and a revolving turntable.
Don't know but I think it was $150 when we married in 1966. more than a
week's pay at the time about $125 a week. This one was $950, less than
a week's pay. I could have bought one today for abou two days wages.
I suppose there's some truth to that but if you want to compare you
need some basis of comparison. Dollars or hours are about all I can
think of. I sort of like hours better because it makes it somewhat
closer to a work = get stuff equation. If the average weekly income
in 1940 (for 60 hours of work) was $50 it would still make a big
difference if that $50 was earned with 40 hours of work or with 60
hours of work. So if you looked at 1940 versus 2000 and said the
average weekly income in 1940 was $50 and in 2000 its $500 it looks
like people make 10 times as much for a weeks worth of work. But if
you covert it to dollars per hour labor equivalent than 1940 is
$0.83/hr and 2000 is $12.50/hr and the ratio is not 10:1 it's 30:1.
It's not nearly as important as "what is cost in dollars" but "what it
cost in your labor/time". Another way to look at this is the old joke
about how if Bill Gate's drops a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk
when getting out of a taxi it's not worth his time to stop and pick it
up, his time is too valuable. Now for a single instance that's
obviously silly, but what if the comparison was - should Bill Gates
spend all day picking up $10,000 dollars in $100 bills that fell out
of his suitcase or should he let it go and proceed to his meeting in
the penthouse to seal some deal. Clearly for Bill he should just hope
on the Elevator. If that happened to me... I'd be on my hands and
knees scooping up the money, my "important meeting" of the dust bunny
club could wait.
Bingo. Mc Cain's my senator. I've been to his "town halls". Just
like the letters he sends to reply to contact emails, all his town
halls amount to are him telling you why you are wrong and he's right.
And that's if you can actually get him to establish his position on
something instead of pandering to both sides of the fence.
the only people they represent are the people who bribe them with
large amounts of cash.
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