Household Devices Tested and Approved, c.1923, 4.5x8, 63 pages, not illustrated, stapled at spine, Good Housekeeping Institute, NY.
This booklet is a useful resource for researching household goods listing items by brand name within type-specific categories (eg: fire extinguishers). The items that performed well during testing were given the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Earlier editions were issued in 1916, 1918 and 1921. According to the introductory text, a third of the items tested failed to meet Good Housekeeping’s standards (these are NOT included in the listings). Categories include: egg beaters, bottle caps, kitchen cabinets, hot water bottles, ice shredders, flour sifters, ranges, fire extinguishers, etc. Each listing includes the model name along with the name and address of the manufacturer or retailer. A few black/white photos depict the testing rooms and equipment at the institute but those are the ONLY illustrations.
Condition: Corner bumps with minor edge wear to covers, contents are otherwise Very Good.