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Photograph 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 "This simple deacon's bench is (sic) shown here with NBC television actress Danielle Aubry is authentic reproduction of those used in Early American churches. It has been popularized in modern homes because of simplicity and easy construction. Do-it-yourself pattern 302 may be obtained by sending 50 cents to Steve Ellingson, Valley Times Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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