The Lazy Susan Revolution - The First Patented Lazy Susan Turntable for Rectangular Long & Oblong Tables - Expandable Lazy Susan for Kitchen & Dining Tables - Great Gift! Fun at Parties & Gatherings.
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Pass the potatoes” is easier said than done when five of your nearest and dearest relatives are sandwiched between you and your potato-loving great aunt at a family gathering. Many can relate to and picture what happens next: a plate wobbling on its way from one end of the table to another, olive oil dripping to the tablecloth as the plate clumsily exchanges hands, and family members pretending not to be annoyed that they have to put down forkfuls of turkey to deliver the goods to Aunt Ida.
The term is infrequently used for the much older turntables employed in pottery wheels and related tasks like sculpture, modeling, repair work, etc.  See also [ edit ] Boston Journal, p. 3. "Hingham Indian Maidens Revive Ancient Arts: Lazy Susan, Dumb Waitress". 8 Nov 1903.Weekly Register, No. 105. 15 Apr 1732. Citing The Gentleman's Magazine: Or, Monthly Intelligencer, p. 701. F. Jefferies (London), Apr 1732. Accessed 11 Aug 2013. Our Design and Engineering was done right here in the USA. The product is made from the best bearings and plastics to enable smooth trouble-free operation. The Lazy Susan Revolution makes dinner time is so much fun! The kids love it! And so do the adults. Everyone can serve themselves and enjoy without bothering anyone at the other side of the table.
Klages, Karen. Chicago Tribune. "Whaddayaknow. Q: Who named the Lazy Susan?" 9 Jun 1996. Accessed 11 Aug 2013.There is a table arrangement used much in Germany, which has now found its way to America, though it is still by no means common. The German frau calls it "Lazy Susan", but it is entirely different from our product used for salt and pepper shakers. Its only point of similarity is the swivel upon which it turns. The one which joys my heart is of mahogany, and it turns automatically at the slightest touch. It contains seven china dishes, six of which are trapezoids, the center one being octagonal. The trapezoids fit about the center octagon, forming a perfect whole. By 1918, Century Magazine was already describing the lazy Susan as out of fashion,  but beginning in the 1950s its popularity soared once again after the redesign and reintroduction of the lazy Susan by George Hall, an engineer, soy sauce manufacturer, and partner in popular San Francisco-area Chinese restaurants ( Johnny Kan's, Ming's of Palo Alto and John Ly's Dining), and the rotating tray became ubiquitous in Chinese restaurants and was used in homes around the globe.  The decline in America's domestic service sector after World War I and its collapse following World War II,  combined with the post-war Baby Boom, led to a great demand for them in US households across the country in the 1950s and 1960s. This popularity has had the effect, however, of making them seem kitsch in subsequent decades.  Other uses [ edit ] Many people claim that Thomas Jefferson invented it (or at least popularized it in America). He brought the concept of the “dumb waiter” to Monticello following a trip to France. Jefferson’s dumb (or silent) waiters were serving trays with wheels. A guest who dined at the President’s house recalled, “By each individual was placed a dumbwaiter, containing everything necessary for the progress of dinner from beginning to end.” Today, some call the lazy susan a dumbwaiter (especially in Britain). It serves many of the same purposes and is a spin-off of this functional piece of furniture. Others attributed the name to another Thomas: Edison. After all, he was the mastermind behind the phonograph, introduced in 1877, and its spinning turntable.