Tart Baking Tray 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.

Description (Brief)

Nordic Ware used this mold to cast its tart baking trays. The mold is made of heavy metal and has 12 2.75-inch diameter fluted cavities. Nordic Ware used its metal-casting ability to produce a variety of metal goods such as this tray for making tarts. The second image shows the unfinished back of the mold.

Maker: Nordic Ware

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis

See more items in: Work and Industry: Food Technology, Food, Food Technology, Nordic Ware cookware

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Credit Line: Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0034.08Catalog Number: 2007.0034.08Accession Number: 2007.0034

Object Name: pan

Physical Description: aluminum (overall material)grey (overall color)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 14 1/2 in x 10 in; 2.54 cm x 36.83 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-087f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1321446

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