After the war

There is a lot of ephemera in our house. A while ago I picked something off the hallway floor to use as a bookmark. It’s a fragment of a page from an old magazine, and just today I noticed that it said:

HAVE YOU A MODERN “REAMER”?
A well-designed reamer will help you get more juice from oranges—quicker. Select one with a large “orange-size” reaming cone and ample bowl. The “Sunkist” glass reamer (illustrated) is famous for its efficiency. Available nearly everywhere. Priced low. Millions sold. The Sunkist Juicit, electric extractor for home use, will be back after the war.

I found the stolid optimism of the last sentence so touching.

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