Thursday, October 02, 2008

Retro Garbage: The Folding Grill

Here is a lovely item from the very first Harriet Carter Catalog, published in 1958. Apparently, they had stupid garbage back then as well.

This is a folding grill that is apparently so advanced that it can cook a whole steak in six minutes - using newspaper?



It really makes me wonder: How many people fell for this bullshit back then, only to abandon it at the camping site?

3 comments:

neil russell said...

Wow, this one woke up a lost memory. It's still working its way up from the ocean of crap my brain has ingested over the years, but I seem to remember an ancient infomercial of some useless thing like this with people feeding it wadded up newspaper.
Until I can actually think of it though, I have something to obsess over

Anonymous said...

ipufqpnwIT WORKS. HAD ONE FROM A MAIL ORDER PLACE IN PORTLAND, OR. (THOMPSON??) WAS 3 CYLINDERS WHICH FIT TOGETHER MADE A LARGE GARBAGE CAN SHAPE. ROUND GRILL FIT TOP AND TURNED TO COOK STEAKS ON BOTH SIDES. USED ONLY WADDED UP NEWSPAPER FOR FUEL. WORKED BEAUTIFULLY AS DRIPPINGS FROM STEAK KEPT THE FIRE GOING.. THIS WAS BACK IN THE 60'S AND WAS VERY CHEAP

Anonymous said...

i have several versions of the paper grill and all work great, so whats with the negativity?