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A Celebration of Canadian Cookbooks

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History of Canadian Cookbooks

Revolutions In The Kitchen

Science in the Kitchen

McClary Mfg. Co. Catalogue of Enameled, Tin and Other Kitchen Wares, no. 82. Toronto: McClary's, [1913]

McClary's had already been manufacturing kitchenware for 65 years when this all-inclusive catalogue was published in 1913. It includes the latest in oil and gas cooking stoves.

Rural electrification and the expanding use of electric and gas appliances in both rural and urban areas created significant changes for the homemaker and the work of the home economist (p. 23). The first electric range was built in Canada in 1921, although electricity was not available in many parts of rural Canada until the 1930s or even later.

This book features a sample of advertisements for stoves from the 19th and 20th centuries.