America’s Most Beautiful Heater, 1957

Three men sport large grins as they examine the Quaker brand of heaters at Rowell's appliance store on August 19, 1957. The Quaker heater, labeled "America's Most Beautiful Heater," promised to deliver warmer floors at a warm up time 5 1/2 times faster than old-fashioned cast iron. It had "twin" automatic floor level blowers. Rowell's on River Road would give the customer $50 for their old heater, courtesy of Quaker Mfg. Co., regardless of the heater's make or condition.

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