Sandcastle Bundt Pan

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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.
The Bundt cake pan has been one of Nordic Ware’s most popular products. Introduced in 1950, it was America’s best-selling specialty cake pan by 1960. This sandcastle Bundt pan was produced in the early 2000s as part of Nordic Ware’s strategy of returning to its core business with a line of creatively shaped Bundt pans.
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Nordic Ware
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
aluminum, cast (overall material)
overall: 4 3/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 9 5/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 22.225 cm x 24.4475 cm
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Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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