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Mercury Infra-red defroster

2010.33.1 (RS99087)

Description

Infra-red defroster, rectangular shape with slotted top and solid bottom. Black bakelite handle and legs. Attached electric cord.

Details

Maker
Merit Enterprises Inc. (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1963
Inscriptions
"MERCURY/infra-red/defroster/UL/FOR FAST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER DEFROSTING" (Embossed text, painted black and gold)
"MERIT ENTERPRISES INC./BKLYN, N.Y./MOD. DF7 115V. 400W. A.C. ONLY/CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER/USE WITH WALL OR BASE/RECEPTACLE ONLY/UL SA" (Stamped)
"H D Co" (Capital H, large capital D, intertwined with Co.)
Location of origin
Brooklyn, New York
Material
Bakelite (TM)
aluminum (metal)
electrical system components
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Places
Brooklyn (New York City, New York state) [borough]
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
aluminum (metal)
Bakelite (TM)
cooking and heating devices
electrical system components
Heater, Electric
kitchenware
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2010.33.1
Credit Line
Gift of Sherry Brandsema
GUSN
241781
Reference Notes
Advertisment: "New Mercury electric infra-red refrigerator/-freezer defroster/6.95/Works faster, easier than any defroster you've ever/seen! No matter how heavily ice caked...the new/Mercury infra-red defroster removes ice in refrigera-/tors and freezers so speedily, frozen foods and ice cubes/won't thaw. Neater, too-400 watts of controlled heat/radiates evenly. Unique shape covers more area, fits/into snug spaces. All-aluminum body with Bakelite/legs and handle, 6 ft. cord, UL approved."

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