Added yesterday to the Postwar Steel Kitchens Forum archives: This wonderful image of 1954 Murray steel kitchen cabinets, Scranton, PA. Notice the cabinet pulls – these seem to be the distinguishing characteristic, along with what appear to be protruding drawer units. Colors available in ’54: Golden West Yellow, Ranch Green, Horizon Blue, Mist Gray, white, and stainless steel. Colored cabinet handles to match! Also, what a nifty cabinet-top oven!
And from their copy: “…Achieve new, colorful built-in glamour.” Note the emphasis on built-in…recall, until the postwar era, the idea of built-in, “fitted” kitchens was a magazine fantasty… in the wake of the war — crystallized into the American Dream Kitchen.