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Carbide (Acetylene) Gas Toaster

Carbide (Acetylene) Gas Toaster

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1930
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
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)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of The Eastern Light Company
Household Tools and Equipment
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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