Carbide (Acetylene) Gas Toaster


Five-jet single burner on four splayed tab feet with a circular, four-arm, fixed grate and white ceramic-handled stopcock or shut-off valve; for use with Colt carbide-feed acetylene gas generator. Separate four-sided toaster; consists of a tiered top piece, pyramidal body with four columns of horizontal pierced slots on each side and rounded-corner square base, all held together with bent wire racks with projections for holding bread. No maker's marks on either piece.

America Lava Corporation of Chattanooga, TN (1902-1981) produced ceramic insulators for acetylene burners and, later, electrical equipment. Dates of operation for the Acetylene Stove Manufacturing Company not known.

Date Made: ca 1930

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Cleveland

Subject: CookingHousehold Tools and Equipment


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Credit Line: Gift of The Eastern Light Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0935.13Catalog Number: 1977.0935.13Accession Number: 1977.0935

Object Name: toaster

Physical Description: iron (grate, burner tubes material)iron (grate finish material)enamel (grate and grate support finish material)chrome plate (base, nozzle material)metal, white (stopcock material)ceramic (stopcock handle material)sheet, metal (toaster top, body, base material)wire, metal (toaster support material)Measurements: overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 16.51 cm x 22.225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1456496

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