Ebleskiver Pan

Description (Brief)
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
Nordic Ware produced this ebleskiver pan during the late 1940s. Ebleskiver, a spherical pancake, is a traditional Danish treat served during the Christmas season. The first incarnation of this product was marketed through the “Maid of Scandinavia” mail-order catalog, making it very popular among Minnesota’s Scandinavian population. This marketing strategy helped establish Nordic Ware as a trusted manufacturer of ethnic cookware.
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Object Name
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (handle material)
grey (overall color)
natural wood (handle color)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 14 in x 9 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 35.56 cm x 24.13 cm
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Household Tools and Equipment
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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