Feb 08

Convertable icebox and refrigerator

Rationing during World War II forced some companies to come up with new marketing strategies.
Perhaps Wards had a bunch of refrigerators made without the cooling units and needed to unload them. Perhaps they could only get enough material to make the ice box. In any case they were offering a modern looking ice box that after the war could be converted to an electric refrigerator for an extra charge.
The price was $74 and a monthly payment plan was available.
Phone 2310 or head down to 876 Higuera Street if you are interested.

A lot of city employees were given raises at the recent San Luis Obispo city council meeting. The article on the same page listed the names of employees and their new pay grades. Many went from $5.50 a day to $6 a day. C. Schultz, water department foreman and timekeeper was now making $200 a month.

Advertisement from January 19, 1943 for a convertible icebox-refrigerator from Wards.

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