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SPECIAL MILLENNIUM ISSUE / HOME & DESIGN | C NOTES:
So Cal at the Turn of the Century : STATS

You Said How Much?

May 16, 1999|Leilah Bernstein

What it has cost to outfit a house through the years:

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1900

Tin pot, 19 cents.

Steel cooking range, $22.50.

Water glass, 2 1/2 cents.

Japanese earthenware teapot, 9 cents.

Six table forks, 30 cents.

Wool blanket, $2.98.

Oak or mahogany dressing table with French plate glass oval mirror, $14.15.

Chamber pot, 61 cents.

Upholstered children's rocking chair, $1.25.

Four-foot hardwood ironing board, 50 cents.

Bissel carpet sweeper, $2.50.

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1950

Waring blender, $34.95.

Goose feather pillows, two for $6.36.

Kenmore electric blanket, $34.95.

Cotton terry cloth bath towel, 58 cents.

TV tray tables, two for $4.95.

Mahogany cocktail table, $19.95.

RCA Victor Model T-164 TV, $329.95.

Studio couch, $39.50.

Sterling electric fan, $3.95.

Maytag automatic washer, $279.95.

Bissel carpet sweeper, $5.25.

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1999

Sub-Zero 48-inch stainless steel refrigerator, $5,005.

Kenmore counter-top microwave, $119.

Full-size cushioned Dux bed with cotton top pad, $2,095.

Queen-size Paris down comforter, $300.

Sunbeam shower massager, $22.99.

Eames plywood lounge chair and ottoman, $3,350.

Sony videocassette recorder, $400.

iMac 266MHz computer, $1,199.

Krups espresso machine, $499.95.

Two-piece round-bowl Kohler toilet, $120.

Rubbermaid compost bin, $89.99.

Bissel Spot Lifter, $59.99.

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