Business: Cream Machine

Science has given housewives the mechanical dishwasher, the tireless cooker, the cherry stoner, the self-agitating cocktail shaker, the cast-iron pea sheller. but not until last month did U. S. housewives have a machine to make cream.

Few weeks ago big Manhattan department stores like Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Wanamaker's began demonstrating a hammered metal gadget with a long handle called the "aluminum cow." While housewives gathered around the kitchenware counter, salesmen fiddled with its bolts, jiggled its handle, pumped out thick yellow whipping cream. By last...

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