A "Napanee" over a pair of diamond earrings

Homes of the Kitchen Industry

A "Napanee" over a pair of diamond earrings

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library


By 1916, Coppes Bros., and Zook, Inc. emerged as a firm devoted exclusively to the manufacturer of Kitchen cabinets. The worktop of kitchen cabinets was covered with nickeloid or aluminum over a wood frame. By 1920 two million Hoosier cabinets had been sold. As World War II approached Coppes suggested in its advertising that the housewife who used a Dutch Kitchenet could get out of the kitchen and help the county. The advertisement claimed that the fact that over 50,000 women annually purchased the Napanee Dutch Kitchenet proved it. A lady in Louisville exclaimed that she would rather have a Napanee Dutch Kitchenet than a pair of diamond earrings any day. In 1923, Coppes was also a major supplier of wood specialty trim to Cadillac and Buick.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Homes of the Kitchen Industry


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