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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 29, 1969
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Getting the Ri Air Conditioner h the Secret By Mary Bryson l Hom» Editor) (The Rpsisttr'l Hom» Furnlshinos Ed" Cotdspot air conditioner has both temperature and humidity controls, so it can serve as either an air conditioner or a dehumidifier. I F you have been disappointed in the performance of your room air conditioner, it may be you expected it to do things beyond its capacity. True comfort, explains one manufacturer, comes from an air conditioner that is right for the number and type of rooms it |s expected to cool. A rating has been established by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers as a guide to help buyers know how much cooling they can expect. Capacity is measured in British thermal I units (BTU's). An air conditioner rated at 5.000 BTU's will remove 5,000 British thermal units of heat from an area in one hour. Following are general estimates of what the various BTU capacities mean to you: • A S,0M BTU room conditioner will cool a small room (150 square feet) if there aren't many persons or too much activity in it. It will do nicely for a nursery or a small bedroom or den — or even for the living room of an apartment or cottage, unless you're having a party. • Step np the size to 6,000 or 7,000 BTU's, however, and you'll be able to cool a large living room or two adjoining rooms, if there is an archway or wide doorway between, or if the conditioner can be placed in such a position that it will blow the cool air in the direction of the adjoining rooms. • A 10,000 to U,000 BTU unit will probably cool three or even four rooms, if they are situated so the air can flow from one to another. • A 14,000 to 28,000 BTU capacity should cool a six-room house with a fairly open floor plan — but the cold air does New high capacity unit by Fedders has 33,000 HTM rating, will cool a house or a small office or commercial building. Lightweight model by General Electric is available in 6,700, S.700 and 10,200 BTl T 's. is easy to install. It will cool two rooms. not always drift around corners or along hallways to distant bedrooms. You may have to use fans to help circulate the- air, and the room in which the heavy-duty conditioner is placed may become too chilly for comfort. If you have a two-story house with three bedrooms upstairs, you may do better by installing two air conditioners in the upstairs rooms, rather than have one unit downstairs and one up. The cold air will come down as the hot air rises, so both floors will be cool. If you need more than three room units to cool your house, engineers say central air conditioning will be a better investment. * * * , What about wiring for room air conditioners? Smaller units (5,000 to 10,000 BTU's) can be carried home from the store and plugged into a .standard 115-120 volt circuit. V Just be sure the air conditioner has a circuit all its own and does not share it with ;i television set or electric toaster. Larger capacity units should have 230-240 volt circuits, though a few are available for use on 115 volts. Homeowners have found, however, the operating cost of those may exceed the cost of installing a 230-240 volt line. Amana air conditioner has a motorized air deflection system which moves air from side to side. Push-button controls can set the deflectors in a fixed position. It has 13,000 BTU's capacity, will cool a whole house. Antique Experts Prefer Complex Terms to Simple _._A PAGE FOR Women By Ralph and Terry Kovel U NDERSTANDING antiques isn't as difficult as it may seem. Very simple things are often given long names by an expert. This needlessly terrifies the beginner. "Acanthus carved crest jbj 3tt0me j leggie Tuesday, July 29, 1969 Pagt 9 and pierced splat" means atfm ._ the top and back of the chair are decorated with carvings. "Chased and reptousee decoration" on a silver teapot is merely decoration that is either pounded into the silver, or raised from the silver. We just read about a "cippus" ^^ . vase by Wedgwood. All it POINTS FOR PARENTS r*u,i~»****»™ was shaped like a pillar. When reading about antiques use the dictionary to look up an unfamiliar word. Don't be frightened by the expert's vocabulary. Q. How old Is an antique? A. The age of an antique has become more involved with the rapidly growing interest in antiques. Twenty- five years ago the definition was simple. From 1930 to 1968 the government said that anything made prior to 1830 was an antique and could be imported duty free. Dealers, collectors and publications of repute insisted an antique was anything Victorian or earlier. The general meaning — as well as the legal definition of the word — has changed. The U.S. government now states for tariff purposes that an anUquetlftifafi^imported duty free, must be more than 100 years old. Various states give their own definitions of antique cars (more than 30 years old in some places), antique guns (made before 1898 in some states), and so it goes. The antique television set is pre-1940. Antique dealers of great respect today sell art glass made as late as 1920. The antique publications and show directors who used to refuse to recognize any* thing made after 1830 today admit pieces of Victoriana and write up Art Nouveau and other wares of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. The newest dictionary says antique means "of or belonging to .the past, that is, not modern," or "dating from an earlier period." The average collector as well as museums are buying carnival glass (early 1900's), bottles (Nineteenth and Twentieth century), guns, posters, advertising (World War I), American plated silver (late nineteenth century), mechanical iron banks (1880's), toys of late Victorian times, mission furniture (early 1900's), Galle glass and furniture (early 1900's) and so on. How old is an antique? It is one of the oldest of its type. It is of historical, military or national importance and interest. Today the average use of the word antique refers to almost any of the collectibles dating before 1920. • • • Q. My organ says "Lyon and Healy, Chicago, Illinois." Is it rare? A. Lyon and Healy organs were made during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They made folding organs and church organs. The firm made more than 100,000 organs. • • • BOOK REVIEW Little has been written about the age of old organs. "Michels Organ Atlas" Michel, 8345 Cravell ave., Pico Rivera, Calif. 90660, $7.50) is the first attempt to list organ makers and dates. About 150 pictures are included in the book. A good library tool. Careful Instructions art tlvtn in "RtfinisMiM «M Ktstorin* AMMuit" for Joint iFyounfff for vtw prtcMui Mil-loom. Por Mill ftooktot, MM U eonti Mrt a. tent/ §1 ' " •ddrttMd onvtfOM fit RL ry Kovtl In car* «f Th» Rtgiittr. mum, MM a tit DM Mtinn Fluting and wreaths decorate this cippus vase made by the Wedgwood factory of England. The jasper vase was made about 1790. Mother: "Jimmy, don't pound that drum here in the motel room. It gives me a headache. Go outdoors and you can play it there." Jimmy: "I'll march up and down in front of the motel." Mother: "It was nice of Grandmother to give you the drum-to take home. We will pack] it away for the trip. We'll take coloring books, modeling clay and some quiet toys to use in the car and while we're at the motels." Noise-making toys should not be within reach of children on vacation trips. Other travelers may be trying to relax in motels or at vacation areas and they should not have their trips spoiled by too much unnecessary noise. Correction In The Des Moines Sunday Register, the .engagement announcement of Rebecca Howe, 2415 Locust St., West Des Moines, and Roger W. Chamberlin of Omaha, Neb., incorrectly identified the prospective bridegroom as Robert Chamberlin. The Register regrets this error. Employers Differ In Paying Moving Expenses By Pat Murphy H AVE YOU EVER wondered how your employer compares with the rest of the business world in the matter ofreimbursing moving costs? ,A recent survey of the moving policies of large manufacturers, retailers, and mining companies undertaken by Georgia-Based Burnhant Van Service provides answers. Although the study revealed considerable variation in what the company will pay for and what the employe is expected to pay for, it was found that most companies will pay for the loading, shipping and unloading of the em- ploye's household goods, plus the cost of getting his family to the new location. As to other services, here's what the survey found: Some nine out of 10 companies authorize packing and unpacking by the moving firm, however a few authorize only the packing of fragile items, limiting the charge for this to between $100 and $200. Some 60 per cent of the companies pay for preparing refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, stoves and other appliances for the move, while 18 per cent do not pay AMY ByJaekTippit UU 7-29 "Archie, I'd be happy to give you a bite, but you might get my germs*" such costs. The rest of them limit these payments to between $15 and $50. About three-fourths of the companies report they do not set a limit on the weight of an employe's shipment, although many specify that there are certain items they will not pay for. The remain* ing 23 per cent set weight limits ranging from 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. ^ While 18 per cent of the companies say they do not pay for any storage in transit, 23 per cent do and set no time limit on the storage. Another five per cent either set limits of from 30 to 90 days on storage, or require special prior permission for it. Only a fourth of the companies authorize payment for transporting cars, boats, trailers, playhouses and the like, and most of these companies require special advance permission. Also, only 23 per cent of the companies authorize the cost of removing and installing television antennas; only 14 per cent say they authorize electrical or pipe connections, only nine per cent say they authorize expedited service (that is delivery on or before a given date), and a mere four per cent say they authorize maid service. i£' 1969, Newsday, Inc. Open Tonight'til 9 Ask about Pidgeon's free decorator service, it can make all the difference! Gentle Credit Terms Free Delivery In Iowa Open Daily 9-9, Sundays 12-6 It's the princely look of Italian Classic with elegant moldings, authentic motifs Palatino by Thomasvilld is a truly aristocratic collection with the archU tectural lines and details of furniture designed for tha Renaissance palaces. Tha motifs ara classical and elegant; precise dentil moldingsj fluted legsj intricata egg-and-dart patterns framing door panels; hardware with ribbon-crossed wreathes^ Roman style. All done with tha tasta and skill you expect of Thomasville. Cherry veneers and solids of cherry are finished in Patrician, a regal wood tone. We're proud to present Palatino. We invita you to see it today. Triple dresser, mirror, chest and bed (footboard opHond'j Ot/U ( Pidijeons west 8800 Hickman

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