Salton Peanut Butter Machine

Peanut Butter Machine in original cardboard box. Box has picture of two peanut butter machines on the front, one white and one brown. Bottom of box is printed: “THE SALTON PEANUT BUTTER MACHINE/From Salton, Inc., Makers of Hotray® Products/1260 Zerega Ave., Bronx, N.Y. 10462 U.S.A.”
A. Power base; opaque white plastic, flattened cylinder form with motor encased inside and widened base to hold bowl to catch the peanut butter (B); clear white plastic bowl (to put peanuts in) with grinder fitted on top; white power cord. Lid for bowl is missing. Four black rubber feet on bottom. “off/on” embossed and printed on side in black with white plastic switch; side of body embossed and printed in black sans serif: “Salton/Peanut/Butter/Machine”; “chunky/smooth” embossed on opposite side, with molded plastic knob. Bottom of base is embossed: “LOT B760318/SALTON INC./BRONX, N.Y./PEANUT BUTTER MACHINE.MADE IN U.S.A./MODEL PB-5 130 WATTS 120 VOLTS A.C. 60 HZ./CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE POWER BASE IN WATER ® UL 949D/U.S. PAT. PEND."
B. Clear plastic bowl to fit under nozzle on base (A).
C. Lid for bowl (B).
Abraded, soiled, mold on seams of base (A). Lid to A is missing.
Salton “After-You-Cook” Book and Instruction booklet (circa 1975) in Object Document File.
Maker is Salton, Incorporated, circa 1948-present, formed with a loan by Lewis L. Salton, an electronics engineer who was inspired to invent the "Hotray" food warming tray to keep his new wife from having to run to the kitchen mid-dinner conversation. The product line eventually expanded to include other kitchen appliances including coffee grinders, juicers, and even a yogurt maker.
Object Name
peanut butter machine, electric
date made
ca 1975
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (cylinder material)
overall-machine: 10 3/4 in x 6 5/8 in x 3 in; 27.305 cm x 16.8275 cm x 7.62 cm
overall- in box: 11 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 30.1625 cm x 18.7325 cm x 12.065 cm
box: 30 cm x 19 cm x 12.4 cm; 11 13/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in
overall: 11 in x 3 in x 6 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: New York, Bronx
place used
United States: Maryland, Fort Washington
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy K. Burch
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