"The Brooklyn Bread Toaster"

Four-slice, non-electric, stovetop toaster of hollow, truncated square pyramid shape with corrugated sides and flat base upturned at edge, both perforated; wire bread support or holder on each side. Matte black finish. Circular opening on underside designed to fit round stove burners. Embossed circular mark on flat top: “SILVER'S BROOKLYN BREAD TOASTER. (arched) / - PAT. OCT. 28, 1902 (curved)".
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Object Name
date made
ca 1903
patent date
Physical Description
sheet steel (overall material)
wire, iron (bread supports material)
enamel (finish material)
average spatial: 15 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm; 5 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 8 in x 8 in; 14.605 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
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catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Joyce Barth & Florence E. Scuderi
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