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Description

Silverchrome toaster (A) on black painted chrome base with four wooden feet; four black painted wooden handles (2 on each side) to open two doors in toaster to reveal mica panels on interior; doors have pierced double dash design surrounded by etched lines; one end of toaster has plug receiver; cord/plug (B) is black bakelite with red on/off switch; two-pronged plug; cord is covered in red and balck fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1930s-1940s
Inscriptions
"EMPIRE (inside double diamond)/ THE METAL WARE CORP./ TWO RIVERS WIS"; "MADE IN USA/ DO NOT IMMERSE IN WATER/ 115 VOLTS CAT. NO./ 500 W #759" (either side of double diamond). (stamped)
"6A.125V/ 3A.250V/ OFF (inside oval) PEER (inside circle with a triangle above and below)/ ON (inside oval)/ UND. LAB. INSP./ GENUINE BAKELITE/ PAT. PENDING/ MADE IN USA." (Molded)
Material
Bakelite (TM)
chrome steel
mica (mineral)
molding (forming)
nylon
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Places
Meredith (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
New Hampshire (United States)
Two Rivers (Manitowoc county, Wisconsin)
Wisconsin (United States)
Descriptive terms
Art Deco
Bakelite (TM)
chrome steel
electric toasters
mica (mineral)
molding (forming)
Possibly nylon
Toaster
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 5/8 x 7 x 4 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2003.30.1AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mary and Richard Solz
GUSN
267689
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