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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 March 7, 1963 reads "NBC television actress Joan Chandler shows this do-it-yourself baby's cradle made of birch plywood. It can be built with casters and is designed for a standard-size mattress. The pattern for this cradle gives instructions on how to paint little lambs attached to the side. To obtain the pattern, send $1 to Steve Ellingson, Valley Times TODAY Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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