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Quality Control

The College of Home Economics conducted scientific and systematic testing of consumer goods. Students and professors in the Department of Household Economics and Management evaluated products by considering such factors as quality, cost, durability, safety, and ease of use to determine the best products for consumers. Here are students testing different models of toasters in 1924.


College of Human Ecology Cornell University
  home sewing
  a profession?
  type of research?
  types of careers?
  national and international impact?
  educational techniques?
  role in national emergencies?
  influence on consumer culture?
  students' self-definition?
  practice apartments?
  role in the university?
  change to Human Ecology?
  women's suffrage
  Eleanor Roosevelt
  Marriage Course


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