Waffle Iron


Part of a four piece waffle iron set including a batter bowl, syrup pitcher, and serving tray (1991.0270.01-.4), art nouveau inspired decoration. Electric waffle iron, circular chrome-plated pan with white porcelain top, domed, hinged lid, with a single handle in front, comprised of two molded silver scrolled arms with a plastic imitation ivory ("Catalin") grip to mimic turned wood, amber-colored. Porcelain insert at top has cream-colored background with polychrome transfer-printed with three panels, in the center, a circle with a bird (a pheasant), and a floral arrangement (red, orange, and blue five-petaled flowers, possibly impatiens), two square panels of floral arrangements on either side. A heat indicator of flat metal is above the front handle. Mounted on four molded scroll feet and a circular base, with two handles (matching upper handle). Circular base is hollow, and has four hidden wooden feet. Detachable power cord attaches in back, fabric cord, black and white, molded plastic (bakelite) plug, silver wire spring. Polychrome decoration shows the influence of Japonism.

Bottom of base is stamped/engraved: “Royal Rochester/ROBESON ROCHESTER CORP./ROCHESTER, N.Y./110-120V-660W/12820/PAT. APPL’D FOR”; plug has “RRC” trademark, is embossed “HATFIELD/PAT. APPL’D FOR”

Two possible related patents:

US 1754486 A, April 15, 1930, Howard H. Schott, assignor to the Robeson Rochester Corporation, Rochester, New York, for “Waffle iron”

US D75750 S, July 10, 1928, Howard H. Schott, assignor to the Robeson Rochester Corporation, Rochester, New York, for “Design for a waffle iron”

This iron, Model E6473, features the "Golden Pheasant" porcelain pattern, one of six offered on the set. These could be purchased as a set or as separate pieces. The various objects included in the set were a coffee percolator or urn, a batter bowl, a ladle, a syrup pitcher, a sugar bowl, and a cream pitcher. The line was introduced in the late 1920s and continued to be produced through the 1930s.

Maker is the Robeson Rochester corporation ("Royal Rochester"), circa 1922-present, now known as Robeson Industries Corporation.

Date Made: ca 1927-1930

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, RochesterPlace Used: United States: Virginia, Alexandria

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0270.01Catalog Number: 1991.0270.01Accession Number: 1991.0270Catalog Number: 1991.270.1

Object Name: iron, waffle

Physical Description: metal, chrome-plated (overall material)porcelain (overall material)plastic (overal material)fabric (cord material)Measurements: waffle iron: 5 5/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 28.575 cm x 28.575 cmelectric cord: 1 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.525 cm x 25.7175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-3976-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1075695

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