Toaster

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1930s-1940s

GUSN

GUSN-267689

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

Descriptive Terms

electric toasters
chrome steel
wood (plant material)
Bakelite (TM)
mica (mineral)
nylon
molding (forming)
Art Deco
Art Deco
Toaster

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

6 5/8 x 7 x 4 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary and Richard Solz

Accession Number

2003.30.1AB

Places

Meredith (Belknap county, New Hampshire)
Wisconsin (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Two Rivers (Manitowoc county, Wisconsin)

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