Rosette and Timbale Iron 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 rosette-timbale set was made by Nordic Ware during the early 1950s. The rosette is a light, deep-fried cookie often served coated with powdered sugar. This set’s dual-pronged handle allows two cookies to be fried at once. This rosette-timbale set is an example of Nordic Ware’s early cookware that was made and marketed to appeal to Minnesota’s large Scandinavian population.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Swedish cookie mold set
Nordic Ware
Northland Aluminum Products
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 8 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Household Tools and Equipment
Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
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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
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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