HOSTESS Sandwich Toaster

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Description
Electric sandwich toaster or grill. Ceramic body, rectangular-block form, faceted top, burnt orange-red and opalescent white. Two flat cast aluminum grill-tops connected at back with iron coil and side brackets, clamshell style. Long wooden cylindrical handle at front, horizontal, black. Flared legs with arched base. Metal underside. Two prongs to attach power cord at side, inside body, cord missing. Overall abrasions and residue, top and bottom are slightly misaligned. Front has glazed cartouche, white with gold writing, old English, cursive, sans serif: “HOSTESS/Sandwich Toaster/VOLTS 110 WATTS 400/ALL RITE CO. – RUSHVILLE, IND.”
This toaster was one of the first sandwich toasters to appear on the market, circa 1920-1922.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1920-1922
place made
United States: Indiana, Rushville
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ceramic (overall material)
wood (handle material)
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 6 in; 11.7475 cm x 23.495 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1992.0338.34
catalog number
1992.0338.34
accession number
1992.0338
Credit Line
Gift of Joyce Barth & Florence E. Scuderi
subject
appliances
Food Culture
kitchen
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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