HOSTESS Sandwich Toaster

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Description
Electric sandwich toaster or grill. Cast aluminum body, rectangular-block form, faceted top. Two flat grill-tops connected at back with iron coil and side brackets, clamshell style. Two long wooden cylindrical handles at front, horizontal, black. One attached to top and one attached to bottom. Flared legs with arched base. Two prongs to attach power cord at side, inside body, cord missing. Front has attached metal tag, cartouche-shape, embossed: “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.
Maker is the All Rite Company, Rushville, Indiana. Further research is needed, as no information could be found on this company.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1920-1922
place made
United States: Indiana, Rushville
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 14.605 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
1992.0338.35
catalog number
1992.0338.35
accession number
1992.0338
Credit Line
Gift of Joyce Barth & Florence E. Scuderi
subject
appliances
Food Culture
Household Tools and Equipment
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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