Crepes 'N Things 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 manufactured this crepe pan in the 1950s. This pan resembles an inverted frying pan, with a non-stick convex surface that is dipped in the crepe batter and placed on the stove to cook. The pan is in its original box, which features a description of crepes, as well as several crepe recipes. This information would have been essential for many American cooks in the 1950s and 1960s who would have been unfamiliar with these very thin French pancakes.
Object Name
crepe pan
maker
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
aluminum, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 16 1/4 in; 4.445 cm x 21.59 cm x 41.275 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
2007.0034.02
accession number
2007.0034
catalog number
2007.0034.02
subject
Food
Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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