Krispy Automatic Ring-King Junior Doughnut Machine

Description
The Krispy Automatic Ring-King Junior was introduced by the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation of Winston-Salem, N.C., in the 1950s. It was designed for making the company's signature product—hot glazed doughnuts—in small retail operations around the United States and abroad. The Ring-King Junior could produce about 60 dozen doughnuts an hour, and was used until the late 1960s.
This doughnut machine was part of a collection of artifacts and archival materials donated to the Museum in 1997 on the 60th anniversary of the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. The collection documents the history of an American business enterprise and also provides a view into food technology, marketing, and southern regional food traditions.
Object Name
doughnut machine
maker
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Measurements
overall: 58 in x 38 in x 31 in; 147.32 cm x 96.52 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
1997.0179.01
accession number
1997.0179
catalog number
1997.0179.01
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Food
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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