Electric Toaster

Electric toaster. Rectangular shape, black molded plastic, shiny. Matte red curved knob on right side of body, molded plastic, pulls down to toast or up to release the toast. Semi-sphere knob below, red, with molded black line, to select temperature. Opening at top to insert toast, heating elements visible. Front of body has maker/model printed in red: “MAXIM Microchip”. Thin plastic feet at bottom, black plastic power cord with two-pronged plug attached at underside. Underside is embossed: “THE MAXIM COMPANY/NEWARK, NJ 07105/MODEL ET-9 TOASTER/120 V AC 1050 WATTS/DO NOT IMMERSE/IN WATER/HOUSEHOLD/USE ONLY/YL ® LISTED 99N3/9145/MADE IN CHINA”; underside is debossed: “WARNING – TO PREVENT/ELECTRIC SHOCK, UNPLUG/TOASTER BEFORE CLEANING”
Maker is the Maxim Company, Newark, New Jersey, who in 1989 merged with another manufacturer, Salton, Inc., to become Salton/Maxim. Further research is needed on the Maxim Company.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1989
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
average spatial: 16.5 cm x 10 cm x 35 cm; 6 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in x 13 3/4 in
overall: 6 7/16 in x 13 11/16 in x 3 7/8 in; 16.35125 cm x 34.76625 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
place used
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Griffin Yeingst and William H. Yeingst
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