Con Edison's 'Plan Your Kitchen Kit', c 1958.

c. 1958

Con Edison's Plan Your Kitchen Kit, a kitchen planning aid supplied free to customers by the Consolidated Edison Company, New York, ca. 1958.

This model is a kitchen planning kit from the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, USA. Residents of New York City paid the highest rates in the country for their electricity. Nevertheless, consumption of electricity doubled between 1946 and 1959, fuelled by consumers eager to acquire the latest kitchen appliances. Kitchen planning was the logical solution to the problem of fitting all the desirable appliances into the smaller post-war home. The fitted kitchen was promoted as one solution. The Consolidated Edison Company, New York City's giant electricity monopoly, sought to appeal to newly-affluent customers in this first 'decade of choice', with these kits supplied free as part of their Kitchen Planning Service.


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