MODEL ET-9 Electric Toaster

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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
date made
ca 1989
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
place used
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Griffin Yeingst and William H. Yeingst
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


I received a toaster like this as a wedding gift in 1993....just a different color. It has worked perfectly for nearly 25 years, and has outlasted even my marriage...It has made many moves with me around the country and still held up. I never expected it to do so, as it originally seemed a bit flimsy in design. I saw that the Smithsonian had one only when I went to look on line for a replacement.

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