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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes In 1948, newspaper columnist Steve Ellingson had an idea. Watching his wife sew one day, he wondered if the concept of sewing patterns could be adapted to woodworking. Why not make full-size, traceable patterns for complex or curved project parts which could take some of the difficulty out of project building? So he drafted the first project and launched U-Bild Woodworking Plans. Ellingson enlisted television stars and other celebrities to help sell his product. Today, more than 60 years later, U-Bild is still selling essentially the same product Ellingson first developed. Photograph caption dated October 10, 1963 reads "Television actress Katherine Crawford shows off a shoe bar, decorative--and useful--storage area. Besides lots of shoe space, there are six compartments for socks, scarves, neckties, gloves and other items, including shoe-shining equipment. Directions for building your own shoe bar may be obtained by sending $1 for shoe bar pattern number 251 to Steve Ellingson, Valley Times TODAY Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif."
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Crawford, Katherine,--1944- U-Bild Inc Women--California--San Fernando Valley Actresses--United States Mail-order business--California--San Fernando Valley Business enterprises--California--San Fernando Valley Woodwork--California--San Fernando Valley Storage cabinets--California--San Fernando Valley Women's shoes--California--San Fernando Valley Shoebrushes--California--San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs