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Infra-red defroster, rectangular shape with slotted top and solid bottom. Black bakelite handle and legs. Attached electric cord.
cooking and heating devices
electrical system components
"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.)
Merit Enterprises Inc. (Manufacturer)
Brooklyn, New York
Temperature Control Device
2 1/2 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Sherry Brandsema
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."
New York state (United States)
Brooklyn (New York City, New York state) [borough]