Servo-King Platter Holder Set

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.
This Servo-King platter holder was manufactured by Nordic Ware during the early 1960s. The Servo-King consists of an inner oval-shaped platter of aluminum that could be heated and set inside an outer Bakelite holder that would not conduct heat. The Bakelite holder allowed the platter to be safely served.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
bakelite (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 13 1/2 in x 8 in; 2.54 cm x 34.29 cm x 20.32 cm
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
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Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO

Visitor Comments

7/17/2015 1:22:31 PM
Donna williams
I LOVE the Nordicware steak platter and holder I recently received from an estate sale and have never seen them beforePP
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