These 15 home-appliance ads never get old

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These 15 great vintage appliance ads might as well be cave paintings now, but there's a timeless, neo-futuristic charm to post-war gadgetry that can't be ignored. It was also the only time in recorded history when people got excited about toasters. Also worth mentioning from the collection are the Kelvinator fridge that looks like an armoire, the Whirlpool automatic washer that looks like a stasis tank, and the Western Electric Picturephone that, come to think of it, still doesn't exist yet. What gives? I want one of those.

—Posted by David Kiefaber

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