Mercury Infra-red defroster

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1963

GUSN

GUSN-241781

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

cooking and heating devices
kitchenware
aluminum (metal)
Bakelite (TM)
electrical system components
Heater, Electric

Inscription

"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.)

Additional Identification Number

53.1
764

Maker

Merit Enterprises Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Brooklyn, New York

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Sherry Brandsema

Accession Number

2010.33.1

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."

Places

New York state (United States)
Brooklyn (New York City, New York state) [borough]