Business: All Burners Going

After two of the toughest years since the icebox became a refrigerator, the appliance industry is making a strong comeback. The turnabout started in June, and in the last several weeks all burners have been on. Last week the National Electrical Manufacturers Association reported that August sales of refrigerators, freezers, water heaters and food disposers topped August a year ago. In Chicago, August sales of air conditioners were up 45%, freezers 54%, electric ranges 42%.

For hard-pressed appliance men, the turnabout came none too soon. Said Westinghouse Vice President Richard J. Sargent: "We are...

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