In 1912, the local economy was booming. Although not everyone could afford a first-class ticket on a luxury steamer such as the Titanic, there were plenty of modern conveniences available to the average housewife in the Oil Region.
A new cook-stove was advertised in The Derrick with the notice, "Anyone, even a little girl, can make toast on the New Perfection Oil Cook-stove. She will not burn the toast, and she will not burn her fingers either, if she uses the new Perfection Toaster. For toast or roast. For boil or broil. For fry or bake."