Rosette Iron Mold

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 used this mold to manufacture the irons for Swedish rosettes. The mold is made of heavy metal and has a flower, circle and star design repeated four times to make twelve irons at a time.
Currently not on view
Object Name
rosette iron mold
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
aluminum, cast (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 24 3/4 in x 14 in; 3.81 cm x 62.865 cm x 35.56 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
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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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