"Toastmaster Hospitality" Tray


Part of a nine-piece “Toastmaster Hospitality” set (1989.0308.01-.09). Art deco style serving tray. Laminated plywood, medium brown. Rectangular, rounded corners with streamlines, and flattened, squared handles on either side. Underside has adhered vinyl lettering: “TOASTMASTER/HOSPITALITY TRAY/GENUINE PLYWOOD-OVERTON BENTWOOD PROCESS/MCGRAW ELECTRIC COMPANY/WATERS-GENTER DIVISION, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., U.S.A./PATENT PENDING”

Original box and packing material included (see 1989.0308.10).

The set includes a toast cutter, serving tray, and six matching dishes.

Maker is likely S.E. Overton, South Haven, Michigan, for McGraw Electric Company. Further research is needed on this company, as no information can be found at this time on it or the referenced pending patent.

The other components of the set were manufactured by McGraw Electric Company, Toastmaster Products Division, ca 1912-present, though no longer manufacturing household appliances, and now known as McGraw-Edison; and Fostoria Glass Company, ca 1887-1983, Fostoria, Ohio and Moundsville, West Virginia.

Date Made: 1935- 1936

Maker: McGraw Electric Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, South HavenUnited States: Minnesota, Minneapolis

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0308.09Catalog Number: 1989.0308.09Accession Number: 1989.0308

Object Name: tray

Physical Description: plywood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/16 in x 23 9/16 in x 15 1/2 in; 2.69875 cm x 59.84875 cm x 39.37 cmshipping box: 10 in x 16 7/16 in x 24 7/16 in; 25.4 cm x 41.75125 cm x 62.07125 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-e4e4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1056036

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