Kenmore "Elevator" Toaster

This Kenmore brand “Elevator” model toaster was manufactured by the Sears & Roebuck Company during the 1960s. The toaster is a chrome-plated, electric two-slice toaster with a heat-control lever and spring pop-up mechanism inside. Electric toasters had been in the home since the early 20th century, but post-World War II prosperity and a general movement towards electrified appliances to reduce housework saw a major increase in consumer spending and sales of household appliances.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 7 3/16 in x 8 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 18.25625 cm x 20.955 cm x 36.195 cm
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Credit Line
The Hoover Company
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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