Twin Bells Cake 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)

This bell-shaped cake mold was manufactured by Nordic Ware during the early 1950s. The mold is used to make the pan seen in object number 2007.0034.13. The mold is made of sand-cast aluminum. Nordic Ware manufactured a variety of seasonal cookware products, including several Christmas-themed cake pans like this one.

Maker: Nordic Ware

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis

Subject: Manufacturing


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


Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0034.15Catalog Number: 2007.0034.15Accession Number: 2007.0034

Object Name: mold

Physical Description: aluminum, cast (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 31.75 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_1321652

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