HOSTESS Sandwich Toaster


Electric sandwich toaster or grill. Ceramic body, rectangular-block form, faceted top, burnt orange-red and opalescent white. Two flat cast aluminum grill-tops connected at back with iron coil and side brackets, clamshell style. Long wooden cylindrical handle at front, horizontal, black. Flared legs with arched base. Metal underside. Two prongs to attach power cord at side, inside body, cord missing. Overall abrasions and residue, top and bottom are slightly misaligned. Front has glazed cartouche, white with gold writing, old English, cursive, sans serif: “HOSTESS/Sandwich Toaster/VOLTS 110 WATTS 400/ALL RITE CO. – RUSHVILLE, IND.”

This toaster was one of the first sandwich toasters to appear on the market, circa 1920-1922.

Date Made: 1920-1922

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Rushville

Subject: appliancesFood Culturekitchen


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Food, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Joyce Barth & Florence E. Scuderi

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0338.34Catalog Number: 1992.0338.34Accession Number: 1992.0338

Object Name: grill, sandwichOther Terms: Grill; Electric

Physical Description: metal (overall material)ceramic (overall material)wood (handle material)Measurements: overall: 4 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in x 6 in; 11.7475 cm x 23.495 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1119624

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