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These are two 1950 magazine advertisements for Kitchen Maid Kitchens manufactured by The Kitchen Maid Corporation, Andrews, Indiana.
-- The Kitchen Maid cupboards can trace their roots to the early twentieth century and something from the nineteenth century called the Antique Hoosier cabinet from which it developed. A Hoosier-style cupboard sometimes included bins for staples like flour (50 pound's worth) and sugar, with drawers to hold utensils and shelves for glassware and bowls. Kitchen girl cabinet's corporate history started in the year 1912 when records show a firm calling itself Wasmuth-Endicott started to sell what they called Kitchen girl cupboard. Wasmuth-Endicott was taking an assembly line approach to cabinetmaking by 1924, when its catalogue offered a 'standardized' Kitchen maid unit system. Modernity and functionality seemed to mean more to the company by 1949, based on its catalogue the old-style charms were de-emphasized or gone. The Kitchen Maid trademark was registered in 1943 but the current status is expired. The current ststua of the company is unknown. Kitchen Maid is not to be confused with products by Kitchen-Aid, which is owned by Whirlpool Corp.